A lawsuit filed in Stoddard County that says Missourians privacy rights are being violated has caused a Missouri lawmaker to file legislation on the issue
Wrap: The lawsuit alleges private information is being sent by the Revenue Department to a third party and the federal government.
Republican Representative Richardson's bill would make it illegal for the Revenue Department to collect, store or transmit Missourians personal documents for licenses
|Description: "The department was collecting that type of personal information, and going one step further and transmitting that document to a private company out of the state. I think that raises some serious privacy concerns"|
House speaker Tim Jones says he will quickly refer the bill to the committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability.Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Doudna
A Missouri lawmaker says his bill would create more privacy protection for Missourians
Wrap: Republican representative Todd Richardson's bill would make it illegal for the Department of Revenue to collect, store or transmit peoples personal documents for licenses.
The bill comes in response to a lawsuit filed Monday that alleges the department sent private information to a third party and the federal government.
Richardson says lawmakers must protect the privacy of Missourians.
|Description: "at the end of the day I think we need to be very vigilant in guarding Missourians privacy rights. I think what the department has been doing potentially violates those rights and we want to do something to correct it."|
House Democratic leader Jacob Hummel says the Revenue department needs to keep some record of the license.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Doudna.