JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says state officials broke the law when they required driver's license clerks to make electronic copies of other personal information.
In a letter to Missouri lawmakers Monday, Schweich says the Department of Revenue, "did not consider certain risks to data collected during the DL application process, and violated state law by failing to promulgate a rule before requiring contract license offices to begin scanning certain DL and ID application documents (including Concealed Carry Certificates of Qualification)."
However, Schweich says had the department created such a rule allowing the scanning, it would still violate state law.
"Missouri State Highway Patrol actions to share concealed carry endorsement license data complied with state law; however, the DOR and the OA-ITSD (Official Missouri Office of Administration Information Technology Services Division) lacked a written agreement authorizing the OA-ITSD to provide this information to other entities."
Schweich was asked by more than a dozen Republican lawmakers to look into the situation after the names of thousands of Missourians with conceal carry permits were released to the federal government.