|SB 0223||Clarifies procedure for court instructions regarding lesser included offenses|
|LR Number:||0811S.01T||Fiscal Note:||0811-01|
|Committee:||Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence|
|Last Action:||07/06/01 - Signed by Governor||Journal page:|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2001|
SB 223 - This act clarifies that a criminal offense is charged when: 1) It is in an indictment or information; or 2) It is a lesser included offense. The act also codifies Missouri Supreme Court notes on use for criminal jury instructions, by requiring a court to instruct the jury with respect to a lesser included offense only if there is a basis for acquitting the defendant of the higher charge and convicting him of the included offense.
The act is identical to SB 1038 (2000).