It was western Missouri Republican Mike McGhee who sponsored the amendment to require prison time to anyone who sells or buys drugs in front of a child.
But the idea came under attack from Jackson County Democrat Michael Brown:
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The bill with McGhee's amendment won first-round approval from the House and faces one more vote before going to the Senate.
From the state Capitol, I'm Rebecca Beitsch, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.