Missouri seeks to nullify National Defense Authorization Act
Sponsored by Sen. Nieves, SB819 creates the “Missouri Liberty Preservation Act” prohibiting the State of Missouri from providing material support for the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act. Any indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, prosecution under the law or war, or transfer to a foreign jurisdiction under the specified sections are deemed illegal in Missouri. A violation of this act by any public officers, employees, or agents of the state of Missouri or employee providing services to the state of Missouri will be a Class B misdemeanor. A violation of this act by any official, agent, or employee of the United States government or employee of a corporation providing services to the United States government will be deemed a Class A misdemeanor.