JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) __ Some Missouri lawmakers want to create a state database listing emergency contact information for licensed drivers.

The proposal is backed by several dozen Democratic House members. It would require the state driver license bureau to create a database by August 2012 that could list the names, addresses and telephone numbers of people to be contacted in case a person is killed or seriously injured in an automobile accident.

Information in the database would be accessible only to police, emergency responders and driver license bureau personnel. It would not be considered an open record under the state Sunshine Law.

The legislation is to receive a public hearing Monday by the House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee.
Database bill is HB854.

Copyright The Associated Press


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