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Mo. lawmakers to review driver's licenses

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm •  Published: March 7, 2013
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A spokesman for the agency has said "the department's operations are not inconsistent with the statutory protocols."

Jones said he will be "fast-tracking" the House legislation to Committee on Government Oversight and Accountability whose chairman has said he plans to investigate.

"There's a lot more to be looked into here, and we're just at the very beginning steps of the process," said Jones, R-Eureka.

The lawsuit alleges personal and private information about Missouri residents is being collected, retained and disseminated to a third party and the federal government. Oliver said it seems to be an effort to comply with the federal Real ID Act of 2005. Congress passed the Real ID law because of national security fears. One hijacker-pilot involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks had four driver's license and ID cards from three states.

The federal law has prompted cost and privacy concerns. And Missouri passed a 2009 statute prohibiting the state from changing driver's license application procedures to comply with the Real ID law. It also requires state government to protect residents' privacy.

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Driver's licenses is HB787

Online:

Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

Department of Revenue: http://www.dor.mo.gov