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SB-175 Peace officers: body-worn cameras.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 830.105 is added to the Penal Code, immediately following Section 830.10, to read:

830.105.
 (a) Each department or agency that employs peace officers and that elects to require those peace officers to wear body-worn cameras shall develop a policy relating to the use of body-worn cameras.
(b) A policy described in subdivision (a) shall be developed in accordance with the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 3500) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code), the Ralph C. Dills Act (Chapter 10.3 (commencing with Section 3512) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code), the Education Employee Relations Act (Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code), or the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 3560) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code), as applicable, with designated representatives of nonsupervisory officers and shall include, at a minimum, all of the following:
(1) The duration, time, and place that body-worn cameras shall be worn and operational.
(2) The length of time video collected by officers will be stored by the department or agency.
(3) The procedures for, and limitations on, public access to recordings taken by body-worn cameras, in accordance with the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).
(4) The process for accessing and reviewing recorded data, including, but not limited to, the persons authorized to access data and the circumstances in which recorded data may be reviewed.
(5) The training that will be provided on the use of body-worn cameras.
(c) The policy adopted pursuant to this section shall be provided to each officer required to wear a body-worn camera.