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Missouri halts copying of driver's license documents

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.


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