Senate Told About Licenses, Not Data

5 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Monday, April 01 2013 Apr 1, 2013 Monday, April 01, 2013 11:30:00 AM CDT April 01, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Newly obtained records show that Missouri senators were informed two years ago about a new driver's license system but were not briefed about one of its most controversial aspects.

Republicans have complained about the new system in which applicants' personal documents, such as birth certificates and concealed weapons endorsements, are scanned and retained in a state computer system.

Audio records reviewed by The Associated Press show that members of the Senate Appropriations Committee were briefed in 2011 about the new licensing procedures but were never told that applicants' documents would be scanned and retained in a state database.

Republican lawmakers have accused the department of sharing that information with the federal government or a private company. Revenue Department officials have denied that charge in legislative committee hearings.

 

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