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      Missouri House takes aim at driver's license procedures

      The Missouri House wants to block the scanning and computer storage of personal documents needed to get a driver's license or state identification card.

      The Missouri House wants to block the scanning and computer storage of personal documents needed to get a driver's license or state identification card.

      Legislation given initial approval 141-14 on Wednesday would bar the Revenue Department from scanning documents needed for driver's licenses or concealed weapons permits. Documents that have been scanned would need to be destroyed.

      The bill needs another vote before moving to the Senate, where members have criticized the driver's license procedure.

      Previously, license clerks looked at applicants' documents, took a photo and printed the license. Under the new system, licenses are printed and mailed by a contractor several days after people apply. Revenue Department officials have said the new procedure makes licenses more secure and saves money.

      Driver's licenses is HB787.