Nate Jenkins reports:
Now the only state that doesn’t allow information to be scanned from drivers’ licenses, Nebraska may soon let store clerks do more than just look at them when selling alcohol, tobacco and lottery tickets.
On Monday, state lawmakers gave first-round approval to a bill (LB261) that would allow retailers to electronically scan the bar codes on the backs of state-issued drivers’ licenses to determine buyers’ ages. Supporters say it will make it easier for clerks to ensure they don’t sell to kids. Opponents worry that residents would lose control of personal information that could be used to take advantage of them.
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