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MO Lawmakers Move To Block Scanning of License Applicants' Documents

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ST. LOUIS – It appears the Missouri Department of Revenue's practice of scanning documents of driver's license applicants will soon end.

Both the House and Senate of the Missouri Legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require license fee offices to stop scanning and storing such documents as birth certificates, concealed weapon permits and U.S. Passports.

The legislation moves to Gov. Jay Nixon's office, whose administration has been at the center of the controversy after the revenue department ordered its license fee offices to start the new procedures in December, unbeknownst to the public until they applied for licenses.