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A bill, introduced on February 19, 2014:

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1925

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ROSS (Sponsor), JONES (110), MARSHALL, RHOADS, HICKS, MILLER, KORMAN, RICHARDSON, DIEHL, ANDERSON, MOON, POGUE, BAHR, HURST, KEENEY, BLACK, FITZWATER, STREAM, MCGAUGH, CIERPIOT, CURTMAN, SCHIEBER, KELLY (45), DUGGER, ENTLICHER, BRATTIN, HAAHR, FITZPATRICK, FLANIGAN, ZERR, JONES (50) AND FREDERICK (Co-sponsors).

6072H.02I     D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To amend chapter 1, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to biometric analysis of digital images.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

           Section A. Chapter 1, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 1.220, to read as follows:

           1.220. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no state agency or department or any other political subdivision shall engage in, contract for, or cooperate with any other agency in the biometric analysis of any photographic or digital data.

           2. For the purposes of this section, “biometric analysis” shall include, but is not limited to, the analysis of biometric data as that term is defined in subsection 2 of section 302.189.

[emphasis in original]

“…Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no state agency or department or any other political subdivision shall engage in, contract for, or cooperate with any other agency in the biometric analysis of any photographic or digital data…” Think about that for a minute.

Maybe it has something to do with using microchips in our toasters to spy on us.

What’s with RSMo 302.189?:

Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 302

Drivers’ and Commercial Drivers’ Licenses

Section 302.189

Biometric data, prohibitions–definition.

302.189. 1. The department of revenue shall not use, collect, obtain, share, or retain biometric data nor shall the department use biometric technology, including, but not limited to, retinal scanning, facial recognition or fingerprint technology, to produce a driver’s license or nondriver’s license or to uniquely identify licensees or license applicants for whatever purpose. This section shall not apply to digital images nor licensee signatures required for the issuance of driver’s licenses and nondriver’s license pursuant to section 302.181.

2. As used in this section, the term “biometric data” or “biometric technology” includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Facial feature pattern characteristics;

(2) Voice data used for comparing live speech with a previously created speech model of a person’s voice;

(3) Iris recognition data containing color or texture patterns or codes;

(4) Retinal scans, reading through the pupil to measure blood vessels lining the retina;

(5) Fingerprints, palm prints, hand geometry, measuring of any and all characteristics of biometric information, including shape and length of fingertips or recording ridge pattern or fingertip characteristics;

(6) Eye spacing;

(7) Characteristic gait or walk;

(8) DNA; or

(9) Keystroke dynamics, measuring pressure applied to key pads or other digital receiving devices.

   (L. 2013 S.B. 252)

   Effective 7-01-13

[emphasis added]

Ah, yes, another product of the stellar 2013 legislative session.

“…Eye spacing…” Does it still count if you use a ruler? Just asking.