Mo. Bill Would Stop Document Scanning
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri lawmakers have sent Gov. Jay Nixon a bill that would force the state Revenue Department to stop scanning driving applicants' documents into a state computer system.
The measure passed the Senate 25-8 on Wednesday after it was approved by the House earlier this week. The Revenue Department would be required to securely destroy the copies of the scanned documents.
In December, the department began scanning documents, such as birth certificates and concealed weapons permits. Republican lawmakers have called the practice an invasion of privacy. Department officials say the procedures help catch fraud and enhance security.
The legislation would also allow people to file civil lawsuits against the Revenue Department if they were harmed because of the new license procedures.