JOPLIN, MO.--- State lawmakers are working on new legislation to finetune how Missouri handles issues related to child abuse. State Representatives Charlie Davis and Bill Lant have been traveling the state to find out about potential problems with the current system. They say they've heard examples of when the system goes too far and others where it doesn't go far enough.
"The goal is of course to come up with some legislation, some things that we can do to protect our children, protect our elderly and make sure that abuse goes away," said Representative Charlie Davis, Missouri District 162.
There's still time to take part in the listening sessions. One is scheduled next Monday, November 25th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. At Granny Shaffer's on North Rangeline.
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