FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 346

91ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY


INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES LUETKEMEYER (Sponsor), MARBLE, CHAMPION,

OSTMANN, BURCHAM, CROWELL, MOORE, HUNTER, MYERS, RECTOR, ROBIRDS, PORTWOOD,

ROARK, LEVIN, MILLER, PHILLIPS, DEMPSEY AND REINHART.

Read 1st time January 11, 2001, and 1000 copies ordered printed.

TED WEDEL, Chief Clerk

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AN ACT

To repeal section 217.125, RSMo 2000, relating to labor restrictions on offenders, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.




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

Section A. Section 217.125, RSMo 2000, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 217.125, to read as follows:

217.125. 1. No offender labor may be used for the profit, betterment or personal gain of any employee of the department.

2. No incarcerated offender shall be provided access by the department of corrections or any other state agency to any other person's personal information obtained, stored or utilized by that agency in the course of performing its intended function; nor shall this state or any agency, department, or political subdivision thereof provide or allow access to such personal information by incarcerated offenders.

3. This state and its agencies, departments, and political subdivisions shall take affirmative steps to ensure that no personal information about any person other than the requesting incarcerated offender is released to any incarcerated offender; and refusal of any agency, department, or political subdivision of this state to release such personal information to an incarcerated offender shall not constitute a violation of chapter 610, RSMo.

4. For purposes of this section "personal information" shall mean any public record concerning any natural person, including, but not limited to, name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, driver's license number or medical records.



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