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  324.1100.  Definitions. — As used in sections 324.1100 to 324.1148, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Board", the board of private investigator and private fire investigator examiners established in section 324.1102;

  (2)  "Client", any person who engages the services of a private investigator or a private fire investigator;

  (3)  "Department", the department of commerce and insurance;

  (4)  "Director", the director of the division of professional registration;

  (5)  "Division", the division of professional registration;

  (6)  "Insurance adjuster", any person who receives any consideration, either directly or indirectly, for adjusting in the disposal of any claim under or in connection with a policy of insurance or engaging in soliciting insurance adjustment business;

  (7)  "Law enforcement officer", a law enforcement officer as defined in section 556.061;

  (8)  "Organization", a corporation, trust, estate, partnership, cooperative, or association;

  (9)  "Person", an individual or organization;

  (10)  "Principal place of business", the place where the licensee maintains a permanent office, which may be a residence or business address;

  (11)  "Private fire investigation", the furnishing of, making of, or agreeing to make any investigation of a fire to determine the origin or cause of such fire, or responsibility for such fire;

  (12)  "Private fire investigator", any person who receives any consideration, either directly or indirectly, for engaging in private fire investigation;

  (13)  "Private fire investigator agency", a person or firm that employees any person to engage in private fire investigations;

  (14)  "Private investigator", any person who receives any consideration, either directly or indirectly, for engaging in the private investigator business;

  (15)  "Private investigator agency", a person who regularly employs any other person, other than an organization, to engage in the private investigator business;

  (16)  "Private investigator business", the furnishing of, making of, or agreeing to make, any investigation for the purpose of obtaining information pertaining to:

  (a)  Crimes or wrongs done or threatened against the United States or any state or territory of the United States;

  (b)  The identity, habits, conduct, business, occupation, honesty, integrity, credibility, knowledge, trustworthiness, efficiency, loyalty, activity, movement, whereabouts, affiliations, associations, transactions, acts, reputation, or character of any person;

  (c)  The location, disposition, or recovery of lost or stolen property;

  (d)  Securing evidence to be used before any court, board, officer, or investigating committee;

  (e)  Sale of personal identification information to the public; or

  (f)  The cause of responsibility for libel, losses, accident, or damage or injury to persons or property or protection of life or property.

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(L. 2007 H.B. 780 merged with S.B. 308, A.L. 2010 H.B. 2226, et al., A.L. 2011 H.B. 464)

(2012) Sections regulating the business of private investigator professional are not overbroad.  Gurley v. Missouri Board of Private Investigator Examiners, 361 S.W.3d 406 (Mo.banc).


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