SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1957
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES McGEOGHEGAN (Sponsor), SCHAD, GATSCHENBERGER, PACE, KRATKY, CARLSON, OXFORD, MORGAN, SMITH (71), SCHUPP, MONTECILLO, ATKINS, WYATT, JONES (63), HUMMEL, SWEARINGEN, WALTON GRAY, WALLINGFORD, FALLERT, NASHEED, McCANN BEATTY, LEARA, LAUER, CROSS, KELLY (24), ENTLICHER, TALBOY, CASEY, HARRIS, SCHARNHORST, ZERR, AULL AND SPRENG (Co-sponsors).
6190L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 302, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to an emergency information database, with an effective date.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 302, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 302.790, to read as follows:
302.790. The department of revenue may create an emergency information database for instruction permit, driver's license, and nondriver's license holders to record any known allergies of the license holder and to enter the names, addresses, and telephone and cellular telephone numbers for no more than two emergency contact persons they wish to be contacted if involved in a motor vehicle accident or other emergency situation when the person is unable to communicate. All information contained in the database shall be made available to law enforcement and other emergency personnel if requested provided they have online access to the driver record, or law enforcement may share the information contained in the database when necessary with other law enforcement or emergency personnel. The department of revenue, law enforcement, and other emergency personnel shall not incur liability for sharing any emergency information with other law enforcement or emergency personnel, or if the applicant fails to keep the emergency information updated.
Section B. The enactment of section 302.790 of Section A of this act shall become effective on July 1, 2013, or on the date the director of the department of revenue begins accepting emergency information, whichever occurs first. If the director of revenue begins accepting emergency information prior to July 1, 2013, the director shall notify the revisor of statutes of such fact.