Closes Vessel Records to Permissible Users
result of recent legislation, records related to the ownership and registration
of watercraft, snowmobiles, off-highway vehicles, and off-highway motorcycles
vehicle records held by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may
no longer be accessed by the private sector unless written consent is given by
the owner. This ban includes access to lien records on titled watercraft.
section 84.0874 classifies electronic licensing transactions involving the DNR
as private data. Since all vessel-related transactions involving the issuance of
licenses, registrations, stickers, or passes are electronic, the data related to
these transaction are now closed. The statute also affects hunting and fishing
license information. Previously, the NDR followed the permissible use
requirements of DPPA and permitted entities with a legitimate business interest
- such as lending institutions, attorneys, and insurance companies - to access
the record information.
|Obtaining Crash Reports in
The Louisiana State Police,
Traffic Records Unit recently launched a new web service that enables one to
purchase a copy of a crash report. The request requires first and last name,
date of crash, and parish location of crash. The initial search is free and a
limited preview is shown. However, to view and download a PDF version of the
report a fee of $8.50 is required.
this service, visit www.lsp.org and click on
Crash Report REQ found on the lower left side of the screen.
|U.S. Bankrupcty Court's
McVCIS Adds Northern Ohio District|
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new Multi-Court Voice Case Information System (McVCIS) is officially adding the
Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court to its list of users on June 1, 2010.
McVCIS is slowly replacing VCIS as the means to obtain bankruptcy case
information 24/7 by using a touch-tone telephone. The advantage McVCIS brings is
that all participating courts use the same toll-free telephone number -
866-222-8029. With VCIS one must find and use the particular telephone number
for that particular Court District. When
a court transitions to McVCIS, both the older VCIS and new McVCIS number are
supported for a limited time.
The McVCIS system is quite simple to operate. You
are given the choice of language then asked to pick a specific court. For
example, Massachusetts is #1, California Eastern District is #5, and
Colorado #22. If you wish to have a list of the courts on McVCIS,
merely listen to the nessage and jot them down.
If you wish to obtain a list of all the
bankrupcty courts' VCIS/McVCIS numbers, the Administrative Office of the U.S.
Courts provides a list of VCIS and McVCIS numbers in use at www.pacer.gov/phone_access.html. However, this list is not
current. In fact the list shows only one court (MD) having the McVCIS system in
place and it shows a number of telephone numbers that are no longer in
use. Personnel at the U.S. Courts indicated that their list is only changed when
a bankruptcy court gives them notification, which evidently is not very often.
BRB is making every effort to keep an up-to-date list for our PRRS
County Superior Court Closes Fowler
April 30, 2010, the Fresno County Superior Court closed the Fowler branch
courthouse. The Fowler branch heard civil, small claims and traffic cases. All
current cases and recent case files were moved to the branch court in Selma.
Case files older than 2008 were moved to the archives in Fresno.
Fowler's phone number was disconnected. The phone number for Selma
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Effective June 1, 2010, the Canton Division of the Northern District of
Ohio U.S. Bankruptcy Court is moving to a new physical address. The court will
relocate to the Ralph Regula Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse located at 401
McKinley Avenue, S.W., Canton, Ohio, 44702. The phone numbers remain the
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