JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
A Missouri Senate committee voted to move a crime bill to the full Senate on Wednesday.
The bill hits several of Gov. Mike Parson's priorities for the special session on violent crime.
If passed, the bill would create a "Pretrial Witness Protection Services Fund" for public safety departments to use to help protect witnesses to crime who come forward.
The bill would also let judges decide if someone between the ages of 12 and 17 should be tried as an adult for crimes that would be considered felonies for adults.
A requirement that city police officers live within the city limits where they serve would be removed as well.
Missouri senators will continue the special session at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Missouri House of Representatives will return to the capitol at 10 a.m. Friday.