60-2901. Act, how cited.

Sections 60-2901 to 60-2912 shall be known and may be cited as the Uniform Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 635, § 1; Laws 2000, LB 1317, § 10.
60-2902. Purpose of act.

The purpose of the Uniform Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act is to implement the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994, Title XXX of Public Law 103-322, in order to protect the interest of individuals in their personal privacy by prohibiting the disclosure and use of personal information contained in their motor vehicle records except as authorized by such individuals or by law.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 635, § 2.
60-2903. Legislative findings and intent.

(1) The Legislature hereby finds that the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994, with an effective date of September 13, 1997, provides for mandatory release in some instances and restrictions on release and use in other instances of certain personal information from state motor vehicle records and also provides numerous exceptions from those restrictions. Some of the exceptions are dependent on state legislation, and the purpose of the Uniform Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act is to enact choices permitted under the federal legislation in the interest of ensuring that motor vehicle record information which is a matter of public record shall remain a matter of public record in this state to the maximum extent permitted under the federal law.

(2) The Legislature intends that to the extent permitted by the federal law, Nebraska law pertaining to motor vehicle records should continue to recognize such records as public records to the extent it has done so prior to the effective date of the federal legislation and the terms of the Uniform Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act should be construed liberally to effect that purpose.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 635, § 3.
60-2904. Terms, defined.

For purposes of the Uniform Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act:

(1) Department means the Department of Motor Vehicles or the duly authorized agents or contractors of the department responsible to compile and maintain motor vehicle records;

(2) Disclose means to engage in any practice or conduct to make available and make known personal information contained in a motor vehicle record about a person to any other person, organization, or entity by any means of communication;

(3) Individual record means a motor vehicle record containing personal information about a designated person who is the subject of the record as identified in a request;

(4) Motor vehicle record means any record that pertains to a motor vehicle operator's or driver's license or permit, motor vehicle, trailer, motorboat, all-terrain vehicle, utility-type vehicle, snowmobile, or minibike registration or certificate of title, or state identification card issued by the department or any other state or local agency authorized to issue any of such forms of credentials;

(5) Person means an individual, organization, or entity;

(6) Personal information means information that identifies a person, including an individual's driver identification number, name, address excluding zip code, and telephone number, but does not include information on collisions, driving, operating, or equipment-related violations, or operator's license or registration status; and

(7) Sensitive personal information means an individual's operator's license digital image, social security number, and medical or disability information.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 635, § 4; Laws 2000, LB 1317, § 11; Laws 2001, LB 574, § 32; Laws 2014, LB777, § 12; Laws 2017, LB263, § 78.
60-2905. Disclosure of personal information prohibited.

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of state law to the contrary, except as provided in sections 60-2906 and 60-2907, the department and any officer, employee, agent, or contractor of the department shall not disclose personal information about any person obtained by the department in connection with a motor vehicle record.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of state law to the contrary, except as provided in sections 60-483, 60-484, 60-4,144, and 60-2909.01, the department and any officer, employee, agent, or contractor of the department shall not disclose sensitive personal information about any person obtained by the department in connection with a motor vehicle record without the express written consent of the person to whom such information pertains.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 635, § 5; Laws 2000, LB 1317, § 12; Laws 2014, LB983, § 57.
60-2906. Personal information; disclosure pursuant to federal law.

Personal information referred to in section 60-2905 shall be disclosed by the department or any officer, employee, agent, or contractor of the department to carry out the purposes of Titles I and IV of the Anti-Car Theft Act of 1992, 15 U.S.C. 2021 et seq., the Automobile Information Disclosure Act, 15 U.S.C. 1231 et seq., the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., and 49 U.S.C. chapters 301, 305, and 321 to 331, as amended, and all federal regulations enacted or adopted to implement such federal laws.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 635, § 6.
60-2907. Motor vehicle record; disclosure; authorized purposes.

The department and any officer, employee, agent, or contractor of the department having custody of a motor vehicle record shall, upon the verification of identity and purpose of a requester, disclose and make available the requested motor vehicle record, including the personal information in the record, for the following purposes:

(1) For use by any federal, state, or local governmental agency, including any court or law enforcement agency, in carrying out the agency's functions or by a private person or entity acting on behalf of a governmental agency in carrying out the agency's functions;

(2) For use in connection with matters of motor vehicle or driver safety and theft; motor vehicle emissions; motor vehicle product alterations, recalls, or advisories; performance monitoring of motor vehicles, motor vehicle parts, and dealers; motor vehicle market research activities, including survey research; and removal of nonowner records from the original owner records of motor vehicle manufacturers;

(3) For use in the normal course of business by a legitimate business or its agents, employees, or contractors but only:

(a) To verify the accuracy of personal information submitted by the individual to the business or its agents, employees, or contractors; and

(b) If such information as so submitted is not correct or is no longer correct, to obtain the correct information, but only for the purposes of preventing fraud by, pursuing legal remedies against, or recovering on a debt or security interest against, the individual;

(4) For use in connection with any civil, criminal, administrative, or arbitral proceeding in any federal, state, or local court or governmental agency or before any self-regulatory body, including service of process, investigation in anticipation of litigation, and execution or enforcement of judgments and orders, or pursuant to an order of a federal, state, or local court, an administrative agency, or a self-regulatory body;

(5) For use in research activities, and for use in producing statistical reports, so long as the personal information is not published, redisclosed, or used to contact individuals;

(6) For use by any insurer or insurance support organization, or by a self-insured entity, or its agents, employees, or contractors, in connection with claims investigation activities, anti-fraud activities, rating, or underwriting;

(7) For use in providing notice to the owners of abandoned, towed, or impounded vehicles;

(8) For use only for a purpose permitted under this section either by a private detective, plain clothes investigator, or private investigative agency licensed under sections 71-3201 to 71-3213;

(9) For use by an employer or the employer's agent or insurer to obtain or verify information relating to a holder of a commercial driver's license or CLP-commercial learner's permit that is required under the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986, 49 U.S.C. 31301 et seq., or pursuant to sections 60-4,132 and 60-4,141;

(10) For use in connection with the operation of private toll transportation facilities;

(11) For bulk distribution for surveys of, marketing to, or solicitations of persons who have expressly consented to such disclosure if the requester has obtained the notarized written consent of the individual who is the subject of the personal information being requested and has provided proof of receipt of such written consent to the department or an officer, employee, agent, or contractor of the department on a form prescribed by the department;

(12) For any use if the requester has obtained the notarized written consent of the individual who is the subject of the personal information being requested and has provided proof of receipt of such written consent to the department or an officer, employee, agent, or contractor of the department;

(13) For use, including redisclosure through news publication, of a member of a medium of communication as defined in section 20-145 who requests such information in connection with preparing, researching, gathering, or confirming news information involving motor vehicle or driver safety or motor vehicle theft;

(14) For use by the federally designated organ procurement organization for Nebraska to establish and maintain the Donor Registry of Nebraska as provided in section 71-4822;

(15) For use to fulfill the requirements of the electronic dealer services system pursuant to section 60-1507; and

(16) For any other use specifically authorized by law that is related to the operation of a motor vehicle or public safety.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 635, § 7; Laws 2000, LB 1317, § 13; Laws 2004, LB 559, § 6; Laws 2010, LB1036, § 34; Laws 2014, LB983, § 58; Laws 2017, LB263, § 79.
60-2908. Fees.

Disclosure of personal information required or permitted under section 60-2906 or 60-2907 shall be subject to payment by the requester to the department of all fees for the information prescribed by statute.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 635, § 8.
60-2909. Conditions for disclosure.

In addition to provision for payment of applicable fees, the department may, prior to the disclosure of personal information as permitted under section 60-2906 or 60-2907, require the meeting of conditions by the requester for the purposes of obtaining reasonable assurance concerning the identity of the requester and, to the extent required, that the information will only be used as authorized or that the consent of the person who is the subject of the information has been obtained. Such conditions shall include, but need not be limited to, the making and filing of a form containing such information and verification as the department may prescribe.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 635, § 9.
60-2909.01. Disclosure; purposes authorized.

The department and any officer, employee, agent, or contractor of the department having custody of a motor vehicle record shall, upon the verification of identity and purpose of a requester, disclose and make available the requested motor vehicle record, including the sensitive personal information in the record, other than the social security number, for the following purposes:

(1) For use by any federal, state, or local governmental agency, including any court or law enforcement agency, in carrying out the agency's functions or by a private person or entity acting on behalf of a governmental agency in carrying out the agency's functions;

(2) For use in connection with any civil, criminal, administrative, or arbitral proceeding in any federal, state, or local court or governmental agency or before any self-regulatory body, including service of process, investigation in anticipation of litigation, and execution or enforcement of judgments and orders, or pursuant to an order of a federal, state, or local court, an administrative agency, or a self-regulatory body;

(3) For use by any insurer or insurance support organization, or by a self-insured entity, or its agents, employees, or contractors, in connection with claims investigation activities, anti-fraud activities, rating, or underwriting;

(4) For use by an employer or the employer's agent or insurer to obtain or verify information relating to a holder of a commercial driver's license or CLP-commercial learner's permit that is required under the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986, 49 U.S.C. 31301 et seq., as such act existed on January 1, 2021, or pursuant to sections 60-4,132 and 60-4,141; and

(5) For use by employers of a holder of a commercial driver's license or CLP-commercial learner's permit and by the Commercial Driver License Information System as provided in section 60-4,144.02 and 49 C.F.R. 383.73, as such regulation existed on January 1, 2021.

Source:Laws 2000, LB 1317, § 14; Laws 2011, LB178, § 20; Laws 2014, LB983, § 59; Laws 2019, LB79, § 21; Laws 2020, LB944, § 74; Laws 2021, LB149, § 20.
Effective Date: August 28, 2021
60-2910. Resale or redisclosure of information.

(1) An authorized recipient of personal information disclosed under section 60-2906 or 60-2907, except a recipient under subdivision (11) of section 60-2907, may resell or redisclose the information only for the uses permitted under section 60-2907, but not including the use for bulk distribution for surveys, marketing, or solicitations as set forth in subdivision (11) of such section.

(2) An authorized recipient of personal information for bulk distribution for surveys, marketing, or solicitations under subdivision (11) of section 60-2907 may resell or redisclose personal information only in accordance with the terms of such subdivision concerning the right of individuals who have so consented to such disclosure.

(3) An authorized recipient who resells or rediscloses personal information shall (a) make and keep for a period of not less than five years records identifying each person who received personal information from the authorized recipient and the permitted purpose for which it was obtained and (b) make such records available for inspection and copying by a representative of the department upon request.

(4) The department may implement any safeguard which the department considers reasonable or necessary, including a bond requirement, in a memorandum of understanding executed under this section to ensure that the information provided or sold is used only for a permissible purpose and that the rights of individuals and the interest of the state are protected.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 635, § 10; Laws 2000, LB 1317, § 15.
60-2911. Rules and regulations.

The department is authorized to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the Uniform Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act. The rules and regulations may include procedures under which the department, upon receiving a request for personal information that is not subject to disclosure in accordance with the exception provisions of sections 60-2906 and 60-2907, may mail a copy of such request to each individual who is the subject of the information, informing each such individual of the request, together with a statement to the effect that disclosure is prohibited and will not be made unless the individual affirmatively elects to waive his or her right to privacy under the act.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 635, § 11.
60-2912. False statement; disclosure of sensitive personal information; penalty.

(1) Any person requesting the disclosure of personal information from department records who misrepresents his or her identity or makes a false statement to the department on any application required to be submitted pursuant to the Uniform Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act shall be guilty of a Class IV felony.

(2) Any officer, employee, agent, or contractor of the department that knowingly discloses or knowingly permits disclosure of sensitive personal information in violation of the act shall be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor and shall be subject to removal from office or discharge in the discretion of the Governor or agency head, as appropriate.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 635, § 12; Laws 2001, LB 574, § 33.