|HB 0428||Relating to Motor Vehicle Records|
|Sponsor:||THOMASON (163)||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||03/01/95 - HCS Reported Do Pass H Motor Vehicle & Traffic Regulaitons Comm.|
HCS HB 428 Thomason, Larry Lumpe, Sheila
C O M M I T T E E
HB 428 -- MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS
CO-SPONSORS: Thomason, Lumpe
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulations by a vote of 9 to 0.
This bill requires the Department of Revenue to provide to all individuals for whom records are maintained a method by which the individual may prohibit personal information on such individual's records from being disclosed.
In addition to the disclosures of motor vehicle records allowed by federal law, any newspaper or radio or video broadcast media may request the department to provide motor vehicle records of individuals specifically named by the media, and upon receipt of such request, the department must release the requested records.
FISCAL NOTE: Estimated Net Cost to Highway Fund of $0 in FY 96, $54,807 in FY 97, & $85,636 in FY 98.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that in some cases people have obtained certain information and have use this for criminal activity. Supporters say they believe a person should have some control over his or her personal records. The bill also puts Missouri in compliance with the open records provisions of the federal crime bill.
Testifying for the bill were Representative Lumpe; and Missouri Press Association.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Robert Triplett, Research Analyst