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Sen. Schaefer Blasts Department Of Revenue

Missouri Senate

One of the leading Republicans in the Missouri Senate blasted the Department of Revenue over its scanning of documents for driver’s licenses and conceal-carry applicants. Kurt Schaefer of Columbia accused the state agency of lying to lawmakers when its leaders said this week they’re not collecting data for the federal government.

“It came to my attention from somebody in my district who was trying to renew their conceal-carry, and they didn’t have all this data because they didn’t expect to have to take in (their) marriage certificate and all this other stuff,” Schaefer said. “And they asked somebody working at that office, ‘why are you requiring this?’  And you know what the answer from the person behind the desk was?  ‘These are new requirements from Homeland Security.’”

In addition, Senate President Pro-tem Tom Dempsey said he plans to ask Attorney General Chris Koster to look into the Department of Revenue’s handling of citizens’ documents. So far, there’s been no response from the Attorney General’s office.

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