Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants the state General Assembly to take up two matters in January.
First, Koster says Missouri should have a law requiring any person who witnesses the sexual abuse of a child to report the incident to law enforcement. Missouri law currently says that only members of certain professions, including teachers, physicians, clergy, or those with responsibility for the care of children, are required to report child sexual abuse. Koster says eighteen states in the union had mandatory reporting laws as of April of 2010.
Secondly, Koster says cell phones should be allowed on the state no call list. The A.G. says Missourians should not have to use minutes to talk to telemarketers. Koster says solicitor texting may be another angle that the legislature may pursue.