Mo. License Officials Assure Security of Documents
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Officials who oversee Missouri's driver's licenses are assuring that none of the personal documents supplied by applicants are shared with a private contractor.
Revenue Department officials told a House committee Monday they began requiring documents such as birth certificates and concealed weapons endorsements to be scanned into a state computer system as part of an effort to deter fraud.
Lawmakers raised questions about the process after a southeast Missouri man filed a lawsuit last week challenging the new procedures.
Revenue officials said the digital copies of documents are kept by the department, and only basic information about the applicant is forwarded to a contractor that makes the licenses.
Several dozen lawmakers are backing a bill that would bar Missouri from keeping copies of the documents.
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