I receive “Google Alerts” concerning this issue from all over the state of Mo., and around Halloween, my e-mail is packed. MoRevStatute 589.426.1, specifically notes that these Halloween Laws pertain only to RSO’s convicted after the enactment of this law. (2008)
That would mean the law doesn’t apply to convictions in Mo. from 1979 thru 2008, in which I estimate to be 8,000 out of 12,000 registrants.There is absolutely no mention of this fact in the “talking points” by the authorities or the reporters. I’t makes me wonder about a conspiracy to create a panic. I really don’t know.
BUT, I am sure of one thing: The entire news media is reading from the same sheet of paper.