Mo. Senate Aims to End State Document Database

5 years 11 months 1 week ago Tuesday, April 09 2013 Apr 9, 2013 Tuesday, April 09, 2013 6:24:28 PM CDT April 09, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's Revenue Department could no longer keep a computer database of personal documents presented by driver's license applicants under a measure endorsed by the state Senate.

The bill given first-round approval Tuesday would require the Revenue Department to securely destroy the scanned copies of documents, such as birth certificates, collected since December from people seeking driver's licenses.

The measure reflects concerns among some lawmakers that such documents could be shared with the federal government, a charge denied by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Senators also voted to remove concealed-weapons endorsements from Missouri driver's licenses to ease concerns that a list of gun owners could be shared. County sheriffs would be required to issue separate concealed weapons permits.

The bill needs one more vote before moving to the House.

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