SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1898
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ROBB (Sponsor), NANCE, FLOOK, CORCORAN AND HUGHES (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time January 29, 2008 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 566.226, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to identifying information in certain court records.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 566.226, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 566.226, to read as follows:
566.226. 1. After August 28, 2007, any information contained in any court record, whether written or [published on the Internet] in electronic format, that could be used to identify or locate any victim of sexual assault, domestic assault, stalking, or [forcible rape] any violation of this chapter or chapter 568, RSMo, shall be [closed and] redacted from such record prior to disclosure to the public. After written request for information contained in the court record, the court shall order the information to be redacted. Identifying information of the victim shall include the name, home or temporary address, telephone number, Social Security number or physical characteristics of any victim, but not the named party in civil litigation.
2. If the court determines that a person or entity who is requesting identifying information of a victim has a legitimate interest in obtaining such information, the court may allow access to the information, but only if the court determines that disclosure to the person or entity would not compromise the welfare or safety of such victim.
3. The Missouri supreme court shall approve procedural rules to implement this policy.