JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Governor Mike Parson's special session addressing violent crime in the State of Missouri began Monday.
The number of homicides in St. Louis this year now stands at 146, which compares to around 110 at this time last year. The rise in violent crime in St. Louis and Kansas City prompted Governor Parson to call a special session.
The session focuses on key issues like child welfare, unlawful transfer of weapons, and lifting the residency requirement in the City of St. Louis.
The senate met for about 45 minutes and heard bills introduced to officially submit the six issues the governor wants that he thinks can have an impact on crime and locking up criminals.