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House Speaker Jones creates committee to investigate document scandal

Date: May 6, 2013
By: Nick Thompson
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 252

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Republican House Speaker Tim Jones will appoint at least four former law enforcement officials and a retired FBI agent to address what he calls a serious violation of privacy.
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Wrap: Jones will appoint the officials to an "independent investigative committee on privacy rights" to look further into state agencies' practice of scanning and sharing personal information you use to apply for a drivers license.

Jones says the Nixon administration has not been forthcoming in explaining how and why the information is used, and Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer says the investigation will continue after the legislative session ends on May 17th.

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Description: "I suspect that we will continue in the Senate as well, going through those documents, making sure that we got an accurate picture, and then making any additional changes we need to ensure Missourian's privacy rights are protected."

Democratic Governor Jay Nixon said in a statement he is focusing on other issues as the session winds down.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Nick Thompson.

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The legislative session will end in Missouri in two weeks, but Republican House Speaker Tim Jones signaled lawmakers are still interested in investigating various state agencies' handling of personal information.
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Wrap: Jones will create an independent investigative committee made up of former law enforcment officials to find out exactly why the Department of Revenue scanned license documents and shared them with other state and federal agencies.

Jones says the committee will probe Democratic Governor Jay Nixon's administration for answers and will issue subpoenas to force the administration's hand if necessary.

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Description: "the Department of Revenue's scanning, storage, and release of Missourians' private information is a serious matter. It's time for the governor to treat the issue accordingly."

Nixon has referred to the document-sharing incident as a "kerfuffle" recently and issued a statement saying he will work on other issues like economic development as the legislative session comes to a close.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Nick Thompson.

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Republican House Speaker Tim Jones wants to continue the investigation into the Missouri Department of Revenue's sharing of personal information after the end of the legislative session.
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Wrap: Jones will form an independent investigative committee made up of former law enforcement officials to look into why the department scanned documents and shared personal information with state and federal agencies.

Jones says the committee will examine where the information is now and why it was used.

Republican Senate Appropriations Chairman Kurt Schaefer says he will subtract funds in next year's state budget from the Division of Motor Vehicles because the revenue department has not been forthcoming in how state money has been used.

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Description: "We will be removing some of the driver's license related money for some of those processes that we think they are doing in violation of state law and they still have not promulgated a state rule for."

Governor Jay Nixon says he plans to address other issues like economic development as the session comes to a close.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Nick Thompson.


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