Missouri Department of Revenue

Government
7:30 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Audit Finds Mo. Document Scanning Policy Broke State Law

An audit released Monday finds that the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) broke state law with its now-defunct policy of scanning documents of driver's license and conceal-carry applicants.

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Government
11:49 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Former Missouri DOR Director: No Steps Taken On Real ID

The final day of hearings into the Department of Revenue's now-defunct policy of scanning and storing documents of driver's license applicants featured the agency's former director answering questions under oath.

Alana Barragan-Scott told the House Bipartisan Investigative Committee on Privacy Protection that during her tenure, the department sought to safeguard driver's licenses from fraud and were not trying to skirt a 2009 state law barring compliance with the federal Real ID Act.

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Government
8:42 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Judge Quashes Subpoenas Served To Nixon Administration Over Document Scanning

One day after a Missouri House committee issued subpoenas to several members of Democratic Governor Jay Nixon's administration, a Cole County judge has issued a preliminary order blocking the subpoenas.

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Government
9:24 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Legislators Send Governor Nixon Bill Banning Document Scans

Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

A bill is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon that would forbid the Missouri Department of Revenue from scanning and storing source documents of driver’s license and non-driver’s license applicants. 

Last month, Governor Nixon ordered the agency to cease scanning documents of conceal carry weapons applicants, but scanning for other license applicants continues. 

The bill approved Wednesday was sponsored in the Senate by Republican Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit.  He says he thinks the Nixon will sign the bill.

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Government
9:47 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Nixon Threatens Layoffs Over DMV Budget Squabble

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon
Courtesy of governor.mo.gov

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is threatening to lay off state workers unless Republican lawmakers fully fund the Missouri Department of Revenue's Motor Vehicles Division for a full fiscal year.

The warning comes one day after House and Senate budget negotiators agreed to only fund the state division for eight months, as a means of pressuring state Revenue officials to stop scanning and storing source documents of driver's license applicants.  Nixon, a Democrat,  says he'll treat the 8-month appropriation as a full year's funding if GOP leaders don’t reverse themselves.

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Government
11:28 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Negotiators Approve Final Version Of Missouri Budget

Courtesy of governor.mo.gov

Missouri House and Senate budget negotiators have crafted a final version of next year's state budget.

The nearly $25 billion spending plan includes a $66 million increase for K-12 schools, and a $25 million hike for state universities and community colleges.  It still does not include the Medicaid expansion proposed by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon, which disappointed committee member and State Senator Kiki Curls, also a Democrat, from Kansas City.

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Government
9:37 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Jones: Attempt To Access CCW List Part Of House Investigation

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones.

Republican House Speaker Tim Jones has formed a committee he says will thoroughly investigate the Department of Revenue's scanning of source documents for driver's license and conceal carry applicants, and the release of the state's conceal carry weapons (CCW) holder list to the federal government.

Jones says the committee is necessary because the Nixon administration has not fully cooperated with lawmakers' efforts to get answers to everything that's happened and why.

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Government
9:14 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Federal Investigator Testifies About Receiving Conceal Carry List

(l-r) Soc. Security investigator Keith Schilb and Special Agent in Charge Troy Turk are sworn in at a Missouri Senate Appropriations hearing on May 1st, 2013.
Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

The federal investigator who requested Missouri’s list of conceal carry weapons holders testified under oath Wednesday before a State Senate committee.

Keith Schilb of the Social Security Administration's Inspector General's office told the Senate Appropriations Committee that part of his job is to seek and develop projects that could indicate whether there is enough evidence of fraud to warrant an investigation.  He says that’s how the inquiry into Missouri’s conceal carry database began.

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Government
9:39 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Missouri House Passes Another Bill To Reform Gun Laws

The Missouri House in session on April 30th, 2013.
Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has passed another bill that would expand the rights of gun owners and reduce the role of the state Department of Revenue.

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Government
9:40 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Missouri House Endorses Transferring Conceal Carry Process to Sheriffs

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would overhaul the state’s conceal carry process. 

The bill would eliminate conceal carry endorsements in favor of conceal carry permits, which would be issued by county Sheriff’s offices instead of the Department of Revenue. 

It’s sponsored by GOP House Member Rick Brattin of Cass County.

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Government
9:33 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Nixon: Scanning, Retaining Of Concealed Carry Documents To End

The Missouri Department of Revenue will cease scanning source documents for conceal-carry weapons applicants, also known as CCW’s.  This news comes a day after the resignation of now-former DOR Director Brian Long.

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Government
9:25 am
Wed April 17, 2013

ATF And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List

Mo. Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R, Columbia) holds a press conference in his office on Apr. 16, 2013, where he states that ATF took part in the request for Missouri's CCW list. To Schaefer's right is Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R).
Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer (R, Columbia) says the Department of Revenue (DOR) has continued to withhold information from his legislative committee about the list of conceal carry weapons (CCW) holders that the agency compiled for the federal government.

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Government
10:30 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Ads Question Nixon Administration Record Controversy

As the controversy over scanned documents and other personal information continues in Jefferson City, television viewers might get the impression a statewide election is imminent, though it is not.

The ads begin with an on-screen question: “Is Jay Nixon's administration breaking the law?”

The commercials proceed, like some campaign ads, but the campaign for governor was last November.

Government
10:24 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Missouri Senate Holds Up Revenue Department Budget

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The Missouri Senate is threatening to delay passing the budget for the Department of Revenue over the state agency’s scanning of source documents for driver’s licenses, conceal-carry endorsements and other permits. 

Earlier this week, the Senate Appropriations Committee issued a subpoena ordering Revenue officials to hand over all documentation related to the practice, in order to determine if the agency is sharing information with the federal government or a third-party entity. 

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Government
9:32 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Missouri House Targets Department Of Revenue For Cuts

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The Department of Revenue was targeted during Tuesday’s budget debates in the Missouri House over its practice of scanning documents for driver’s license and conceal-carry applications. 

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Government
9:05 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Mo. Dept. Of Revenue: 'We're Not Sending Copies Of Citizens Documents To DC'

(l-r) Mo. Dept. of Revenue Deputy Director John Mollenkamp and Director Brian Long testify before Mo. House Committee on Govt. Oversight on March 11, 2013.
Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

The head of the Missouri Department of Revenue says his agency is not forwarding electronic copies of documents from Missouri citizens to the federal government.

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