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Lawmakers balk at website marketing driver records

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Two Republican state senators are resisting a plan by the state Department of Motor Vehicles to market drivers' records for sale.

The Republican American reports that Rep. Craig Miner, R-Litchfield, and Sen. Robert Kane, R-Bridgewater, recently voted against adding a $3 administrative fee to a $15 charge for obtaining driver histories from DMV.

The administrative fee will be used to support a new state web portal that businesses will use to obtain driver records online. The DMV also will impose an annual $100 subscription fee. The fees will apply to for-profit businesses.

The DMV sells about 1.5 million drivers' records annually to insurance companies at $15 each. Miner and Kane say they're concerned the agency will market the records to other businesses and worry what the purchasers will do with the personal information.

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