The Missouri Legislature will re-convene in Jefferson City Monday for a special session to address violent crime. The session will center around four different measures. Representative Kip Kendrick of Columbia says the one he is focused on centers on modifications for witness protection.

The modifications would allow for witnesses to be placed in the program much quicker and potentially allow for greater cooperation from witnesses. An additional one million dollars in funding for witness protection is also part of the measure. Kendrick says the special session will help deal with some violent crime issues in the state.

The upcoming special session will follow a pretty straight-forward pattern.

Kendrick anticipates another special session will be called by Governor Parson around the veto session in September.