Writing in his blog called "GeneaBlogie," Sanford Gines Bowie III offers the following:
In May, the Missouri legislature passed SB 420. This complex bill does a number of things, but relevant here, it prohibits the posting of certain information about public officials on the Internet without the consent of the officials. Read more about SB 420 here [at http://archive.columbiatribune.com/2005/jun/20050609comm001.asp]. See what the St Louis Post-Dispatch had to say on the matter. Jackson County and other local governments in Missouri contend that the type of information in the Jackson County records site would have to be removed under SB 420. They also argue that the bill would impose tremendous management burdens on local records managers. Jackson County Executive Katheryn Shields has written this letter to Governor Matt Blunt, urging him to veto the bill.
There is much more to Bowie's article. You can read the entire article at http://geneablogie.blogspot.com.