Missouri halts copying of driver's license documentsSubmitted by meekandmild on Thu, 07/04/2013 - 10:08
JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon enacted a law Monday putting an immediate halt to a controversial policy in which his administration had been making electronic copies of birth certificates and other personal documents from people applying for driver's licenses.
The new law reverses a six-month-old policy that had caused considerable stir in the Republican-led Legislature. Lawmakers had convened several investigatory committees looking into the alleged violation of Missouri citizens' privacy rights.