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Nixon Pushes To Extend Mo. Sunshine Law Exemptions

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -  Governor Jay Nixon will be at UMSL Friday pushing for security plans at places like schools to remain private. Exemptions to Missouri's Sunshine Law that kept those kinds of plans out of the public view expired at the end of 2012.
The governor is slated to peak at the Millennium Student Center at 10 a.m. Friday. Nixon will be joined by local and state law enforcement officials and leaders from the Missouri School Boards Association.

Two specific exemptions to Missouri's Sunshine Law have prevented the release of security plans and procedures for facilities like schools, courthouses and hospitals.  As is stands now, those exemptions are no longer in effect.

Governor Nixon and others say its important to reinstate the exemptions because if those kinds of documents fall into the wrong hands safety could be compromised.  School security is of course a major issue in wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut where a gunman murdered 20 young students and six adults.

Legislation to extend the exemptions has been proposed for upcoming session which starts next week.

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