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Update From The Capitol
June 23, 2012
Senator District 8
Sex Offender Registry
If you hadn’t noticed, it is about to be officially summer. It’s time for many of us to get outside to take care of the garden, get in some outdoor exercise, or just sit outside on the patio for rest and recreation after a busy day.
It’s time for our children to be outside, too. It’s their time to wander in the park, play ball, relax at the swimming pool, and gather with friends — often away from parents or other responsible adults. It is — and should be — a great time for them. However, as parents, we must also be aware of the dangers that can lurk around our parks, our swimming pools, and other places where children gather. Unfortunately, child sex offenders know where to seek their prey.
As a parent, you can help to safeguard your children by knowing where convicted sex offenders live in your neighborhood. Convicted child sex offenders are required to register with the state, and you can search the registry on the Missouri State Highway Patrol website by going to www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov and clicking on the “Sex Offender Registry” link at the top of the page.
Once you have accessed the website, you can look up offenders by entering your address and selecting a search area anywhere within one thousand feet to fifteen miles from your home. The site will map out where all the offenders in your vicinity live. When you scroll down and click on the offender’s name, it will bring up a picture, physical description and convictions. If you do not have access to the internet, you can call the Missouri Sex Offender Registry toll free at (888) 767-6747.
Public Service Commission Hearings
The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold local public hearings in September regarding electric rate cases filed by Kansas City Power & Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company. The local public hearing schedule is below:
Sept. 13 —Kansas City.
FletcherDaniels StateOffice Building, Conference Room 501,615 E. 13th St.,Kansas City.
A PSC staff public information/question and answer session starts at 12:00 p.m. with the taking of sworn testimony to follow.
September 13 —Lee’s Summit.
Lee’s SummitHigh School, Lecture Hall,400 SE Blue Pkwy,Lee’s Summit.
A PSC staff public information/question and answer session starts at 6:00 p.m. with the taking of sworn testimony to follow.
If you are unable to attend one of these local public hearings and wish to make written comments or secure additional information, you may contact the Public Service Commission by mail atP.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Mo., 65102; by telephone at (800) 392-4211; or by email email@example.com. You could also contact the Office of the Public Counsel by mail at P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Mo.,65102-2230; by telephone at (866) 922-2959; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments may also be registered using the commission’s electronic filing and information system (EFIS) by visitingwww.psc.mo.gov, clicking on the “Comments” link on the main page, and then on the “Submit Comments” link. This will direct you to the commission’s EFIS.
Please feel free to contact the 8th Senatorial District’s Capitol office with any questions or concerns at any time. We look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions and trying to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us by phone at 573-751-1464, or e-mail at email@example.com.
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