In a committee briefing on security matters Monday, Democratic Rep. Jeff Pittman raised concerns that Kansas could face lawsuits or have to pay for credit monitoring services if some of the records get hacked or improperly released.
Kansas currently makes the Crosscheck program free for any state that wants to participate. Pittman said Kansas should share the liability by charging states a small fee for every record they submit.
“It just makes sense,” Pittman said. “The more records a state puts in, the more at risk we are.”
In addition, the state should cut down on how many records are sent back and forth, he said.
Some critics of Crosscheck say it produces a high number of false positives — different people who have the same names and even same dates of births.