Minn. Lawmakers Asking Questions About DPS Policy Change

Updated: 02/07/2014 10:14 PM
Created: 02/07/2014 7:55 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

Some lawmakers want answers about a recent policy change at the Department of Public Safety.

DPS says the policy is designed to better protect your personal information like driver's license information and motor vehicle data. Meanwhile, opponents say it could raise car insurance premiums and prevent some drivers from getting safety recall notices.

The new policy officially takes effect March 10, but before then there could still be some serious discussion about the issue at the State Capitol.

Over the past few days KSTP has reached out to several lawmakers on this issue and we're just starting to hear back. 

The Chair of the House Public Safety Committee got back to KSTP on Friday. He says he has DPS' back on this issue. On the other hand, the Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee also got back to us saying he has questions for DPS about this and will be going to them and the stakeholders we've been talking to, to listen to their concerns personally.

We've already reported the past several days that officials in Governor Dayton's office are also looking into this issue as well.

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