The Associated Press reports the House has reportedly endorsed a measure that would expand Missouri's child abuse law.
The bill's sponsor says the current law makes it hard to prosecute people when a child dies from Shaken Baby Syndrome.
The bill would make it a crime to "recklessly cause head injuries" to any child.
Currently, abusers face up to seven years in prison.
This measure would raise prison time up to fifteen years, if the child is younger than two years old.
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