In my previous Capitol Report I reported about the issue of New Drivers License and State ID Cards. I also met with the Legislative Director for the Department of Revenue to discuss my concerns as well as my constituents concerns. My last report included a direct quote from the Legislative Director regarding the Department of Revenue's position.
As promised, I have continued to monitor developments on this issue in order to keep my constituents informed. There have been several developments over the past couple of weeks. Senator Kurt Schafer commented this week saying the Department of Revenue is breaking state privacy laws through its new driver's license process and has issued a subpoena to the Department of Revenue Director and Deputy Director. The subpoena will provide information about whether license offices overseen by the revenue department has been violating Missourian's rights. I can assure you the House as well as the Senate is very motivated to find out the truth for the sake of the Missouri voter's privacy.
"For more information, you may go to the Department of Revenue New Missouri Driver Licenses and Nondriver Identification Cards frequently asked questions at http://dor.mo.gov/faq/drivers/newlook.php."
This week has been an extremely busy week on the House Floor. Since the Missouri Constitution demands a balanced budget, the House accomplished that this week. This now goes to the Senate for approval, then to the Governor.
I attended the Chariton County Farm Bureau Legislation Dinner on March 15th at Sherri's Restaurant in Brunswick and want to thank my wife Ann for attending and representing my district at the Randolph County Lincoln Days the same night. I attended the Cooper County Lincoln Days on March 16th at the Knights of Columbus in Boonville, and then attended the Randolph County Farm Bureau Legislative Dinner at Don's Restaurant in Huntsville on March 19th. It was good to see many friends and meet a few new ones. I will be attending the Pettis County McKinley Days on March 28th at Best Western in Sedalia.
I want to thank you for your support and your input.
Wishing you a very Happy Easter.