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“Why didn’t you turn in your homework?” “Doing so would violate RSMo 161.096…”

A bill, introduced yesterday:

HB 201  
Prohibits school districts from collecting biometric information on students without the express written consent of parents or legal guardians
Sponsor: Pogue, Jeff (143)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2017
LR Number: 0287H.01I
Last Action: 12/12/2016 – Prefiled (H)
Bill String: HB 201
Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar

Part of the text:

FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 201 [pdf]
99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE POGUE. 0287H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To repeal section 161.096, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to collection of student data by school districts.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 161.096, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 161.096, to read as follows:
[….]
4. School districts shall not collect biometric information on any student without the express written consent of the student’s parent or legal guardian. For purposes of this section, “biometric information” means a record of one or more measurable biological or behavioral characteristics that can be used for automated recognition of an individual, including fingerprints, retina and iris patterns, voice prints, DNA sequence, newborn screening information, facial characteristics, and handwriting.
[….]

[emphasis in original]

“…and handwriting.” Think about that for a second.