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Mo. Senate Gives 1st-Round Approval To Bill Barring DOR From Scanning Source Documents

The has given first-round approval to legislation that would prohibit the from scanning and storing source documents for driver’s license, conceal-carry, and other applications.

Senate Bill 252 would require the state agency to destroy all scanned copies obtained since September of 2012, and to do so by the end of this year.  It’s sponsored by State Senator Will Kraus(R, Lee’s Summit).  He says the Department of Revenue is seeking to implement the 2005 federal Real ID Act, even though a bill barring the agency from doing so was signed into lawfour years ago.

“I was very frustrated when Senator (Kurt) Schaefer(R, Columbia) read his (copy of a) letter that the Department of Revenue at that point sent to the federal government on Real ID...making sure that we’re compliant and...that we were gonna be in compliance by May of this year,” Kraus said.

The bill needs one more Senate vote before moving to the .  Meanwhile, (D) has denied that the Department of Revenue is implementing the Real ID Act, and also says his agency is not forwarding driver’s license and conceal-carry applicants’ personal information to the federal government.

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Marshall Griffin is the Statehouse reporter for St. Louis Public Radio.
Marshall Griffin
St. Louis Public Radio State House Reporter Marshall Griffin is a native of Mississippi and proud alumnus of Ole Miss (welcome to the SEC, Mizzou!). He has been in radio for over 20 years, starting out as a deejay. His big break in news came when the first President Bush ordered the invasion of Panama in 1989. Marshall was working the graveyard shift at a rock station, and began ripping news bulletins off an old AP teletype and reading updates between songs. From there on, his radio career turned toward news reporting and anchoring. In 1999, he became the capital bureau chief for Florida's Radio Networks, and in 2003 he became News Director at WFSU-FM/Florida Public Radio. During his time in Tallahassee he covered seven legislative sessions, Governor Jeb Bush's administration, four hurricanes, the Terri Schiavo saga, and the 2000 presidential recount. Before coming to Missouri, he enjoyed a brief stint in the Blue Ridge Mountains, reporting and anchoring for WWNC-AM in Asheville, North Carolina. Marshall lives in Jefferson City with his wife, Julie, their dogs, Max and Liberty Belle, and their cat, Honey.
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