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  32.080.  Reproduction of drivers' licenses, tax reports, returns and related documents by department — destruction of originals permitted when — electronic filings, issuances or renewals authorized — confidentiality — admissibility — period of preservation of reproduced records — electronic filing authorized admissible in evidence, procedure. — 1.  Notwithstanding other provisions of law, the director of revenue may destroy motor vehicle, driver's license, or tax reports, returns and other related documents at any time if such reports, returns, and other related documents have been photographed, microphotographed, electronically generated, electronically recorded, photostated, reproduced on film or other process capable of producing a clear, accurate and permanent copy of the original.  Such film or reproducing material shall be of durable material and the device used to reproduce the records, reports, returns, and other related documents on film or material shall be such as to accurately reproduce and perpetuate the original records, reports, returns and other documents in all details.

  2.  The reproductions so made may be used as permanent records of the original.  When microfilm or a similar reproduction is used as a permanent record by the director of revenue, one copy shall be stored in a fireproof vault and other copies may be made for use by any person entitled thereto.  All reproductions shall retain the same confidentiality as is provided in the law regarding the original record.

  3.  Such photostatic copy, photograph, microphotograph, electronically generated, electronically recorded, or other process copy shall be deemed to be an original record for all purposes, and shall be admissible in evidence in all courts or administrative agencies.  A transcript, exemplification or certified copy of any motor vehicle, driver's license or tax reports, records, returns and other related documents made from such photostatic copy, photograph, microphotograph, electronically generated, electronically recorded, or other process copy shall, for all purposes be deemed to be a transcript, exemplification or certified copy of the original and shall be admissible in evidence in all courts or administrative agencies.  No document shall be admissible under this section unless the offeror shall comply with section 490.692.

  4.  Reproductions made of motor vehicle, driver's license, or tax reports, returns and related documents hereunder shall be preserved for four years and thereafter until the director of revenue orders them to be destroyed.

  5.  Notwithstanding other provisions of law, the department of revenue may allow the electronic filing, issuance or renewal of any motor vehicle, driver's license, or tax records, reports, returns and other related documents.  All restrictions imposed by law that apply to the disclosure of information by the department of revenue shall also apply to any persons or entities contracting with the director of the department of revenue to provide electronic filing, issuance or renewal services.  Notwithstanding other provisions of law, any online access or access via other electronic means granted to such persons or entities may be limited to the persons or entities providing such electronic filing, issuance or renewal services.

  6.  A transcript, exemplification or certified copy of any electronically filed motor vehicle, driver's license or tax reports, records, returns and other related document upon certification of the director of revenue shall be admissible in evidence in all courts or administrative agencies without further proof.  "Records, reports, returns, and other related documents" include, but are not limited to, papers, documents, facsimile information, microphotographic process, electronically generated or electronically recorded information, deposited or filed with the department of revenue.

  7.  Notwithstanding other provisions of law, the department of revenue may determine alternative methods for the signing, subscribing or verifying of a record, report, return, application, driver's license, or other related document that shall have the same validity and consequences as the actual signing by the person providing the record, report, return, or related document.

  8.  The director of revenue may renew motor vehicle registrations by electronic means when the information, fees and documents required by chapters 301, 303 and 307 to accompany such application are provided to the director electronically in a format prescribed by the director of revenue.

  9.  The director of revenue may prescribe rules and regulations for the effective administration of this section.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is promulgated pursuant to the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.  Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to repeal or affect the validity of any rule filed or adopted prior to July 1, 2000, if it fully complied with the provisions of chapter 536.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after July 1, 2000, shall be invalid and void.

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(L. 1986 S.B. 669, et al. § 5, A.L. 1995 S.B. 374, A.L. 1999 H.B. 795, S.B. 19, A.L. 2000 H.B. 1797)

CROSS REFERENCE:

Electronic notification permitted for driver's licenses, motor vehicle licenses, and collection of taxes, when, 32.400


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