Archive for Thursday, February 24, 2005

Capitol report

February 24, 2005

The Kansas House of Representatives last week defeated House Bill 2217.

The bill would have authorized the Director of Vehicles to release certain information from drivers license records to assist insurance companies in conducting anti-fraud activities related to the identification of potentially undisclosed drivers. It was requested by Explore Information Services, which offers in other states a service to insurance companies wherein undisclosed licensed drivers are identified who have not yet been added to insurance policies. A fiscal note attached to the bill noted programming resources necessary to implement the bill could exceed the Department of Revenue's current budget.

The House defeated the measure 47-76. Those voting Yes favored the bill; those voting No were against it.

Here's how area legislators voted:

Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing, Yes

Marti Crow and Candy Ruff, both D-Leavenworth, No

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