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Title XXIX OWNERSHIP AND CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY

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  447.560.  Record of property, content — retained for public inspection — information not public record, when — public record, when — penalty for disclosure — military medals, procedure — United States savings bonds, procedure. — 1.  The treasurer shall retain a record of the name and last known address of each person appearing from the holders' reports to be entitled to the abandoned moneys and property and of the name and last known address of each insured person or annuitant, and with respect to each policy or contract listed in the report of a life insurance corporation, its number, the name of the corporation, and the amount due.  The record shall be available for public inspection at all reasonable business hours.

  2.  Except as specifically provided by this section, no information furnished to the treasurer in the holder reports, including Social Security numbers or other identifying information, shall be open to public inspection or made public.  Any officer, employee or agent of the treasurer who, in violation of the provisions of this section, divulges, discloses or permits the inspection of such information shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

  3.  If an amount is turned over to the state that is less than fifty dollars, the amount reported may be made available as public information, along with the name and last known address of the person appearing from the holder report to be entitled to the abandoned moneys; except that, no additional information other than provided for in this section may be released, and any individual other than the person appearing from the holder report to be entitled to the abandoned moneys shall be governed by sections 447.500 to 447.595 and other applicable Missouri law in his or her use or dissemination of such information.

  4.  If the abandoned property is a military medal, the treasurer is authorized to make any information, other than Social Security numbers, contained in the holder report and record under subsection 1 of this section, and any photograph or other visual depiction of the military medal available to the public in order to facilitate the identification of the original owner or such owner's respective heirs or beneficiaries as described under subdivision (4) of section 447.559.

  5.  The treasurer shall retain a record of the name and, if known, the last known address of each person named on the United States savings bonds which have escheated to the state of Missouri and which have been redeemed by the treasurer under section 447.534.  The record shall be made public and available for public inspection at all reasonable business hours.  In addition, if a United States savings bond is redeemed in an amount that is less than fifty dollars, the amount redeemed may be made available as public information.  No other information furnished to the treasurer in regard to such United States savings bonds, including Social Security numbers or other identifying information shall be open to public inspection or made public.  Any officer, employee or agent of the treasurer who, in violation of the provisions of this section, divulges, discloses, or permits the inspection of such information shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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(L. 1984 H.B. 1088 § 17, A.L. 1993 H.B. 566, A.L. 1994 S.B. 757, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1510, A.L. 2013 H.B. 702 merged with S.B. 186, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1075 merged with H.B. 1693 merged with S.B. 621)

Effective 6-27-14 (H.B. 1693); 7-08-14 (H.B. 1075); 7-08-14 (S.B. 621)


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