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KMOX – Report: Missouri Senate Told About Licenses, Not Data

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri senators who are upset about the state’s new driver’s licensing procedures were briefed about the new system in 2011, but were never told that local license office clerks would be making copies of applicant’s personal documents to be kept in a state database, according to newly obtained records.

Republican lawmakers have raised concerns that documents, particularly concealed gun permits and birth certificates, are being scanned into a computer system as part of a new driver’s license application process. They fear that state officials may share the information with federal authorities or a private contractor, although senior officials in the state Revenue Department, which issues driver’s licenses, have denied those assertions.

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