Revenue officials say they started entering digital copies of documents such as birth certificates into a state computer system to deter fraud. Officials say copies are kept by the department, and basic information is forwarded to a contractor making licenses.
The House on Tuesday added an amendment to next year's proposed budget that is designed to block funding for scanning and retaining personal documents. And a House committee is considering legislation that would bar the Department of Revenue from scanning or keeping copies of applicants' personal documents.
On Monday, the state Senate issued a subpoena compelling the agency to hand over documents about the new licensing procedures.