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SB 245 - Authorizes People to Record Police Officers - Key Vote

Connecticut Key Votes

Eric Coleman voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes People to Record Police Officers

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes individuals to photograph or record peace officers while on duty, effective October 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits peace officers from interfering with any individual who takes photographic or video images of a peace officer performing his or her duties unless it is for the following reasons (Sec. 1):
    • To enforce a criminal law;
    • To protect public safety;
    • To preserve the integrity of the crime scene or criminal investigation;
    • To protect the privacy of the victim of the crime; or
    • To enforce court rules regarding photography or video-recording in facilities of the Judicial Branch.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes People to Record Police Officers

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