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Under the Dome: May 5, 2013

 

Last Wednesday, May 1, 2013: The Senate Joint Committee on Administrative Rules called in acting DOR Director John Mollenkamp, the Division of Driver licensing Jackie Bemboom, and others for questioning focused on Title 12 Department of Revenue,   Division 10 Director of Revenue,   Chapter 24 Driver License Bureau Rules,   Including, but not limited to, policies and procedures relating to issuance of driver licenses which require promulgation of rules pursuant to Chapter 536. RSMo.  The results of which was an exposure of the fact that yet another violation of law (the seventh) has occurred with DOR’s secret scandal causing them to avoid legal rulemaking procedures in an attempt to hide system process changes from the Legislature. (Chapter 536. RSMo)

 

At noon last Wednesday the Senate Appropriations Committee questioned and took testimony from Special Agent Keith Schilb, Office of Inspector General, Social Security Administration (as per a special Subpoena) regarding the CCW endorsement lists supplied by Missouri State officials, to confirm details about the national implications related to the breach of public trust with DOR’s scandal.  The Committee also took testimony from the Department of Revenue, Office of Administration and the Department of Public Safety regarding their conference budget lines.

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Under the Dome: April 28, 2013

Special Focus On Bills Related to the

 

Rogue Department of Revenue Scandal

 

 

Take note that on Wednesday morning of this week the Senate Joint Committee on Administrative Rules will be focusing their attention on Title 12 Department of Revenue,   Division 10 Director of Revenue,   Chapter 24 Driver License Bureau Rules,   Including, but not limited to, policies and procedures relating to issuance of driver licenses which require promulgation of rules pursuant to Chapter 536 RSMo.

 

Then at noon on Wednesday the Senate Appropriations Committee will be questioning and taking testimony from Special Agent Keith Schilb, Office of Inspector General, Social Security Administration (as per a special Subpoena), and

Testimony from the Department of Revenue, Office of Administration and the Department of Public Safety regarding their conference budget lines.

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Under the Dome: April 20, 2013

Special Focus On Bills Related to the

 

Rogue Department of Revenue Scandal

 

 

Budget Bills for the Department of Revenue are being drastically cut by the Senate Appropriations Committee.  As the Committee is striving diligently to get officials to explain themselves to the Committee they are very frustrated and angered to keep finding the scandal goes deeper and wider every time they start a new line of questions.  Officials unwilling to answer with transparency are being grilled.  Note: The various line items in the DOR budget are being cut in proportion to the level of difficulty officials make the Senate Committee go through!  THE OUTSTANDING QUESTION IS:  AFTER ALL THAT HAS BEEN UNCOVERED, WHY DO THESE BUREAUCRATS CONTINUE TO HOLD OUT AND REFUSE TO BE TRANSPARENT?  WHAT ARE THEY STILL HIDING THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN DISCOVERED?

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Sheriff’s CCW Privacy Protection Complaint Form

Click here for the CCW Privacy Protection Complaint Form (PDF)

Call to Immediately Fire Jackie Bemboom!

The Department of Revenue is headed by a Director (Brian Long, since 12/13/2012, and Alana Barragan-Scott (who has worked for Nixon since 1993) Director for the bulk of the scandal timeframe, http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2009/Alana_Scott ).  Below the Director is the Deputy Director John Mollenkamp.  From there the Department is subdivided into four (4) Divisions, including Jackie Bemboom, Director of the Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing Division.

Of all the people (and now other agencies) involved in the rogue DOR scandal – Jackie Bemboom has played the most central part.  At every turn it is her name and direct oversight that bears the highest connectivity to the many unlawful actions related to this growing scandal.  If there is one key player who has the most involvement it is Jackie Bemboom. 

Her fingerprints are on more documents and details than everyone else combined!

Recap:

  • DOR violates the Driver’s Protection Act which prohibits the collection of personally identifying information.  Scanning citizen’s documents and creating a new database of information violates privacy rights.  Jackie Bemboom created and coordinated the implementation of this new licensing system!
  • DOR violates the State’s anti-Real ID Act which prohibits implementation of Real ID.  Using funds from Homeland Security, they work covertly to create driver licenses that are “compatible” to Real ID knowing the DHS defines “compatible” as the same as “compliant” with Real ID.  Jackie Bemboom was directly responsible for the administration of Homeland Security grants that were ‘hidden’ from the public and the Legislature!
  • DOR violates explicit Statutory prohibition against using biometric cameras.  Under oath it was Jackie Bemboom who had to admit that she had the option of using basic digital cameras, but chose voluntarily to contract (at higher prices) the use of illegal biometric cameras!
  • DOR violates Missouri’s Concealed Carry Weapons law which prohibits the disclosure of endorsees private identification to anyone other than law enforcement on an individual case by case bases.  Utilizing a private vendor for “central issuance” and by creating a database assessable by fee office agents (currently discontinued) violates this provision on two fronts.  Jackie Bemboom agreed to the details and signed the contract with the French company Safran’s subsidiary MorphoTrust USA, giving them, and possibly DHS, Missourians CCW status!
  • DOR violates the State Disposition of State Property laws.  Having originally misled everyone to believe the old license processing equipment was only leased, DOR now says that equipment was purchased with taxpayers money.  If this story is the true one (?) DOR has violated State Statutes regarding disposition of State property by allowing the new private vendor to take  possession and destroy that equipment.  Jackie Bemboom signed the contract allowing MorphoTrust USA to take possession of State property for the purpose of destroying it, in direct violation of the law!
  • DOR violated strict privacy protection laws by releasing the entire list of 163,000 Missouri citizen’s with CCW endorsements!  Jackie Benboom is the immediate Director over the division that had maintenance and responsibility for the confidentiality of this protected list, yet she allowed it to be released!

Jackie Bemboom, who holds a BS in Criminal Justice Administration, has no excuse for playing dumb about her role in this massive muli-year scandal and cover-up.  She has been involved in virtually every step of the conversion from our old and effective licensing process system, to today.  She has never once taken the opportunity to speak up!  With multiple violations of State Statutes, she has time and again agreed to conspire against the citizens of Missouri and the elected members of the General Assembly!

Jackie Bemboom serves voluntarily as a director of the AAMVA, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.  This is the national group responsible for producing the “AAMVA DL/ID Security Framework, A Package of Decisions Based on Best Practices, Standards, Specifications and Recommendations to Enhanced Driver’s License Administration and Identification Security”.   While organized as a “private” entity, the AAMVA is a foreign international effort working from federal funding to develop, among other things, biometric technology for all of North America!

To complicate Jackie Bemboom’s conflicts of interest and subterfuge as an active leader within AAMVA while serving as Director of the Licensing Division of DOR – AAMVA was involved in laying the groundwork development and promotion of the passage of the federal Real ID Act!  Certainly her position with both the State of Missouri and AAMVA is a direct conflict of interest!

(visit: www.aamva.org for evidence and documentation of details in this message.)

Jackie Bemboom was fully aware of the 2011 Region III Information Exchange between states, with a Jurisdictional Showcase on Missouri DMV.  The PowerPoint presentation at that time 10/4/2011) included a “Real ID Communication Plan” including the “12-month timeline”.  Followed by a discussion of the challenges of “sending the right messages to the citizens of Missouri since we are prohibited from changing procedures to be REAL ID compliant”!

Jackie Benboom must be fired immediately! 

Contact your House and Senate members in Jefferson City to express your concern that Jackie Bemboom must be fired today! 

Call on Director Brian Long to fire her immediately! 

Call Governor Nixon and demand that she be fired now!

 

MFN – Under the Dome – April 13, 2013 & Gun Rights Rally 4/18/13

Help!

Missouri Family Network is leading a multitude of conservative battles in the Missouri Legislature.

We are proud to be the State’s leading pro-family voice in the State Capitol and equally proud to be the State’s worse organization at focusing on fundraising!

If you appreciate the fact that you have not received any fundraising letters or solicitations for over a year – please know that it’s not because we don’t need

your financial help.  It is because we are too busy fighting for your values to stop and do fundraising, plain and simple.  We challenge anyone to check out our

work and our reputation.  Ask anyone anywhere.  Seek out at least three individuals (lawmakers, activists, pastors, or other leaders who know us from any

venue).  If they cannot tell you what we are about and our successful reputation, we would not be justified to hammer you with fundraising letters anyway.

Thanks to those who continue to send us monthly support, and wives that are the most dedicated and understanding in the world, we get by.  But needs

for support continue to grow and we need your help to meet expenses.  Therefore we’re forced to include this note asking for your financial assistance.

But first we want you to understand our commitment and promise to continue with or without your financial gifts (told you we are terrible at this).

There are many who cannot afford to support one more organization and we refuse to compete in your postal box.  We do not want to challenge the

fine work being done by other organizations – many of which are our friends.  However, please visit www.MissouriFamilyNetwork.net and click

on the “Video – MFN: Who, What, Where, When, & Why?” link at the top of the home page.  If you will watch just part of this 15 minute

video, you will understand us much better.  Then, after watching this video and asking others about MFN, please prayerfully consider

clicking on the “DONATE” button back on the home page and prayerfully send us an electronic gift of financial support.

This is the only way we are funded, through individual gifts from supporters like you!

(Note that MFN is NOT tax exempt so we are free to work in defense of the values we hold dear without restrictions!)

Thank You


Gun Rights Rally!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

10 am – 12 noon (or later ?)

First Floor Rotunda

Missouri State Capitol

Please come support Lawmakers trying to hold the

Rogue Department of Revenue Accountable!


Missouri Family Network

~ Defending the Traditional Family ~

 

Under the Dome

A Weekly Look Under Your Capitol Dome

A Pro-Family Perspective from the keyboards of

Abram Messer  &  Kerry Messer

April 13, 2013


Special Focus On Bills Related to the

 

Rogue Department of Revenue Scandal

 

 

Budget Bills for the Department of Revenue are being drastically cut by the Senate Appropriations Committee.  As the Committee is striving diligently to get officials to explain themselves to the Committee they are very frustrated and angered to keep finding the scandal goes deeper and wider every time they start a new line of questions.  Officials unwilling to answer with transparency are being grilled.  Note: The various line items in the DOR budget are being cut in proportion to the level of difficulty officials make the Senate Committee go through!

 

 

HCS HB 137 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), requires all state agencies to obtain approval from the General Assembly prior to administering, implementing, or expanding any federal program. Perfected in the House on Tuesday, third read and passed through the House on Thursday.

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Under the Dome: April 7, 2013

Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

HB 1008 Introduced by Representative Clem Smith (D), changes the laws regarding school course materials, instruction relating to human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases and opens the door to allow Planned Parenthood back in public schools. First read in the House on Tuesday, second read on Wednesday.

 

SB 126 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), prohibits any requirement that pharmacies carry a specific drug or device. Perfected in the Senate on Wednesday. Third read and passed through the Senate and first read in the House on Thursday.

 

SB 175 Introduced by Senator Wallingford (R), requires the physical presence of the physician who prescribed or dispensed any abortion-inducing drugs while such drug is administered. Voted do pass out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, reported to the Senate floor on Thursday.

 

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Under the Dome: April 1, 2013

Last Week In Review

 

ABORTION

SS SCS SB 129 Introduced by Senator Sater (R), establishes the Volunteer Health Services Act to allow for licensed health care professionals to provide volunteer services for a sponsoring organization. Referred to the House health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday.

 

SS SB 262 Introduced by Senator Curls (D), prohibits health carriers from denying coverage for a health care service on the basis that the service was provided through telemedicine if the same service would be covered when delivered in person. Third read and passed through the Senate, first read in the House on Thursday.

 

HB 457 Introduced by Representative Tim Jones (R), provides for the conscience rights of individuals who provide medical services. Second read and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

 

HB 716 Introduced by Representative Grisamore (R), establishes the “Show-Me Healthy Babies Program” as a separate CHIPs program for low-income unborn children. Heard in the House Children and Families Committee on Tuesday.

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Update on DOR Controversy

Subpoena:   http://missourifamilynetwork.net/2013/03/missouri-dor-subpoena/  

Last week the State Senate used its subpoena authority to pull rank on the Department of Revenue.  While the Senate has had the authority to subpoena individuals, it has only been a couple of years since that authority was expanded to include documents.  Thus it is accurate to say that this is the very first time in Missouri State history that the Senate has issued a Subpoena for documents from a rogue agency!  (While this authority is relatively new also note that no state department has never acted with such blatant disregard toward the Legislature before, resulting in a call for such a law.)

Senator Kurt Schaefer requested the Subpoena and it was issued according to Statutory protocol with President Pro-Tem Tom Dempsey officially issuing it.  In the Subpoena, the documents demanded are to be provided to Senator Kurt Schaefer’s office (room 221) no later than 4 pm on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.  To see the actual Subpoena and the various documents being demanded, go to:   http://missourifamilynetwork.net/2013/03/missouri-dor-subpoena/

Destruction of State Property?:

In yet another new development, questions have come up over ownership of the old license processing equipment being removed from the local license offices.  It had been our understanding that all the old equipment was being leased from L1 (one of the original contactor companies acquired by Identity Solutions, and eventually by MorphoTrust USA).  However, Senator Schaefer is saying that DOR authorities have led  him to believe the old processing equipment is in fact property of the State of Missouri.  This is very troubling if it is confirmed that DOR again misled lawmakers earlier this year on this ownership point!

If in fact this equipment does belong to the State, the newer contract allowing MorphoTrust USA to remove and destroy the old equipment is in direct violation of yet another provision of law dealing with State property!  Go to http://www.missourinet.com/2013/03/29/revenue-department-budget-threatened-audio/ to read the Missouri net story about this new development.  Be sure to listen to the two short but very important audio links at the end of the printed story.

AUDIO: Floor discussion (6:48) and AUDIO: Schaefer, Richard, Dempsey (5:15)

Call for Audit:

At this point we (Missouri Family Network and all the partners who have joined this effort to call DOR into account) are calling for a full audit of the Department of Revenue.  In light of the extensive and deepening nature of this controversy we feel this is imperative.  Especially considering how DOR still refuses to come clean and provide the Legislature with a full transparent explanation of the many questions still outstanding.

Driving concerns even deeper is a realization that without a full discovery of the facts surrounding the DOR controversy, how do we even know what questions need to be asked?  In other words, with the lack of cooperation coming from DOR, in light of the many disturbing discoveries to date, why are they not willing to open up and be transparent?  Or – what else is going on that someone does not want to be discovered?

Those concerned citizens wanting to take action to help, please encourage all your friends to call for a complete DOR audit.  We are directing citizens to make their audit request through Senator Kurt Schaefer’s office.  Sen. Schaefer will in turn bundle those request and take them to State Auditor Tom Schweich.  Since a DOR audit is not currently due, a special audit will need to be processed.  No one is casting any cloud of question onto Auditor Schweich, we are simply trying to make it a reality in the context of these current dynamics.

Stoddard County Civil Lawsuit:

Sadly, the Stoddard County civil lawsuit had to be dismissed.  Apparently there were some factual errors in the original pleadings which handicapped the case.  The employees in charge of retooling Local license offices (not sure if they are State employees, MorphoTrust USA employees, or sub-contractors with one or the other) provided much of the information related to the case.  It now appears that some of the information provided by these individuals was erroneous.  Perhaps they were accurate in relationship to other State’s experiences, but with Missouri’s DOR working on a ‘hybrid’ type of REAL ID, some of the details don’t seem to apply.  The trial judge indicated that he did not want to dismiss the case but had to in light of the circumstances.

New Partners:

Starting today, Monday April 1, 2013, a new series of radio adds are being directed at DOR.  It would appear that United for Missouri has decided to join in the call for accountability.  You will note that the representatives of UFM include former House Speaker pro-tem Carl Beardon and former House & Senate member Jim Lembke.  The web site is www.unitedformissouri.org and their current social media messages include, “If you haven’t seen it, go to www.WrongWayJay.com and tell Governor Nixon to take responsibility for his rogue Department of Revenue!”

Resurrection Day

Resurrection Day!

The day that changed the course of human history.  Since that day every Easter has been celebrated in all kinds of ways among various cultures and faith traditions as the central theme to Christianity.

It’s the most significant day of world history. The day Jesus Christ, the Son of God, raised from the tomb!  The one and only living God who loves you and I enough to have died in your place and mine!

If this day lacks meaning in your life – either you need to allow Him to fill your heart and life through a personal relationship with Him – or you don’t know how significant He may already be in your life.

We are all sinners (disobedient to God), so start by admitting it to yourself, and to God in your own prayer. Then express your repentance (a desire to turn away from your sins and toward God’s ways) in your prayer.  With a repentant attitude, ask Jesus Christ to forgive you for living life your own way (this is how you accept Him as your “Savior”) – and invite Him into your heart to help guide your daily life (making Him your personal Lord).  God promises that if you will simply turn from your sin and confess Jesus Christ as Lord, He will forgive you and come into your life immediately despite anything in your past!

Nothing else compares or matters in light of this single most important and life changing experience!  If you will just do this today, you will be joining the millions before you, and after, as a member of the family of God.

If you want to discuss this further with me, please feel free to call me at 573-483-2007, or call/text 314-971-2477.  Or email me at mofamnet@ldd.net

May this be the best Easter of your life!

Kerry K. Messer