Sorry for being so late with this. I don’t know how I missed the info below from Ron Calzone. You can fill out a witness form online and get your opinion heard on this bill:
February 6, 2015
What don’t they understand about a 75% vote of the People?
SB63 means more government data collection of law abiding citizens’ personal information.
You would think that after almost 75% of Missouri voters ratified a constitutional amendment to protect our personal data law-makers would think twice about an intrusive bill, like SB 63 (Sater). Not so. In fact there are two others in addition to SB 63: HB130 (Rehder), HB816 (Engler). HB 130 appears to be on a fast track in the House.
These bills would set up a database to track your purchase of prescription drugs. We don’t have room here to list all the implications of such a database, but in this era of ever-increasing monitoring of our every move, citizens had better put their foot down.
If you value your privacy and don’t want more Big Brother in your life, please let the Missouri Senate know what you think about SB 63.
The hearing for that bill is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11. Please attend the hearing or fill out an online witness form that will be delivered to the Senate committee holding the hearing and also be made available to them to view online. (Note: Your presence at the hearing will have much more impact than the witness form, if you can make it.)
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|Witness Form – We will hand deliver your witness form, whether for or against, and also make your testimony available online for the committee to read.
Generic Witness Form: Witness form link for SB 63
Here are some things about a drug database that concern me:
- The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is all about data collection. The more they know about you, the more they will be able to control your family’s personal decisions. Instead of resisting Obamacare, SB 63 plays right into the hands of those trying to centralize power and run your life.
- The last few years, federal officials have used questions about one’s mental condition as a form of back-door gun control. Veterans have particularly been victimized. Some people think the prescription drug database will facilitate claims of mental illness, leading to loss of gun rights, simply because someone has received a prescription that contains an ingredient sometimes used to treat emotional or mental illnesses.
- The state of Missouri has already demonstrated that it can’t be trusted with our personal data. Remember the Department of Revenue scandal in 2013 in which they illegally released the personal data of 163,000 conceal carry permit holder? What you may not know is that to this day the DOR is still violating other provisions of Missouri’s anti – Real ID statute, in spite of sanctions imposed on them by the General Assembly.
I’m sure you can think of a lot of other reasons to oppose more data collection, so please include your comments on the witness form or, better yet, talk to the committee yourself.