On December 3, 2018, Missouri State Representatives Tracy McCreery (D-88) and Holly Rehder (R-148) both filed bills proposing changes to Missouri’s HIV criminal laws. On April 15, 2019, a House Committee Substitute (HCS) bill was submitted for a vote to the House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee. The bills attempt to correct problematic features of Missouri’s laws, but they differ in their approach and specific terms. A close examination of each bill is useful to advocates considering different paths to reform HIV criminal exposure statutes in their states.
Click below to view the pdf of our side-by-side comparison. (File updated April 2019.)