Following a lawsuit and restraining order filed in Stoddard County about local drivers license fee officers scanning personal documents, Rep. Jay Barnes, R-60, chairman of the Government Oversight and Accountability committee, announced Tuesday that the committee intends to investigate this report and others across the state.Yesterday I spoke with Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver on my program. Oliver discussed how similar reports such as the one which sparked this investigation are being discovered all across the state. More from American Thinker. Did Gov. Nixon give the order?
According to the press release, Barnes stated that Missouri residents expect information they disclose to remain confidential, and during the digital age it’s vital for legislators to protect citizens from unlawful releases of information.
Rep. Todd Richardson, R-152, sponsored House Bill 787 Tuesday that aims to prohibit the Department of Revenue from scanning personal documents and transferring them to out-of-state databases.