Lost in the noisy arguments about the Right to Farm Amendment, the gun rights amendment , and the transportation sales tax is Amendment Nine.
Amendment Nine declares that people should be as secure with their electronic communications and data as they are with constructional protections of their homes, their personal papers and effects.
St. Joseph Senator Rob Schaaf sponsored the proposal in the legislature earlier this year.
He thinks investigators would have to get warrants to look at those things if the amendment passes.
But fellow Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal thinks Schaaf’s idea infringes on personal safety..
Schaaf sees a groundswell of public opinion against federal meddling in personal electronic information. He thinks Missouri could become the first state to put something like his idea in the state constitution.