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SF 498 - Amends Police Body Camera Regulations - Minnesota Key Vote

Marion O'Neill voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (96-34) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Police Body Camera Regulations

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends regulations for police body camera footage, effective August 1, 2016.

Highlights:
  • Classifies data collected by a portable recording system worn by a peace officer as private, with the following exceptions (Sec. 5):
    • Data on public personnel;
    • Data requested to be made accessible to the public; and
    • Data that documents the discharge of a firearm or use of force by an officer that results in serious bodily harm.
  • Specifies that data is redacted for private citizens who do not consent to the release and peace officers whose identity is protected (Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes a law enforcement agency to redact or withhold data that is “clearly offensive to common sensibilities” (Sec. 5).
  • Requires a law enforcement agency to maintain data for the following time periods, before disposing of the data (Sec. 5):
    • 90 days, if the data is not part of an active criminal investigation; or
    • 1 year, if the data documents the use of force by an officer that results in serious bodily harm or if a formal complaint is made.
  • Authorizes an individual to bring an action in the district court in the county where portable recording system data is maintained to authorize disclosure of private data or to challenge a determination to redact data that is “clearly offensive to common sensibilities” (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (41-17) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Police Body Camera Regulations

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends regulations for police body camera footage, effective August 1, 2016.

Highlights:
  • Classifies data collected by a portable recording system worn by a peace officer as private, with the following exceptions (Sec. 5):
    • Data on public personnel;
    • Data requested to be made accessible to the public; and
    • Data that documents the discharge of a firearm or use of force by an officer that results in serious bodily harm.
  • Specifies that data is redacted for private citizens who do not consent to the release and peace officers whose identity is protected (Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes a law enforcement agency to redact or withhold data that is “clearly offensive to common sensibilities” (Sec. 5).
  • Requires a law enforcement agency to maintain data for the following time periods, before disposing of the data (Sec. 5):
    • 90 days, if the data is not part of an active criminal investigation; or
    • 1 year, if the data documents the use of force by an officer that results in serious bodily harm or if a formal complaint is made.
  • Authorizes an individual to bring an action in the district court in the county where portable recording system data is maintained to authorize disclosure of private data or to challenge a determination to redact data that is “clearly offensive to common sensibilities” (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (Senate) -
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NOTE: THIS CHAMBER HAS REFUSED TO CONCUR WITH THE AMENDMENTS OF THE OPPOSING CHAMBER, HOWEVER NO VOTES WERE TAKEN.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (95-33) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (47-14) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Police Body Camera Regulations

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