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AB-748 Peace officers: body-worn cameras.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/15/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 748


Introduced by Assembly Member Ting

February 15, 2017


An act to add Section 830.105 to the Penal Code, relating to peace officers.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 748, as introduced, Ting. Peace officers: body-worn cameras.
Existing law requires law enforcement agencies to consider specified best practices when establishing policies and procedures for downloading and storing data from body-worn cameras, including, among other things, prohibiting the unauthorized use, duplication, or distribution of the data, and establishing storage periods for evidentiary and nonevidentiary data, as defined.
This bill would require each department or agency that employs peace officers and that elects to require those peace officers to wear body-worn cameras to develop a policy setting forth the procedures for, and limitations on, public access to recordings taken by body-worn cameras, as specified. The bill would require the department or agency to conspicuously post the policy on its Internet Web site.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

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

830.105.
 No later than July 1, 2018, 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 setting forth the procedures for, and limitations on, public access to recordings taken by body-worn cameras. The policy shall allow public access to the fullest extent required by the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code). The department or agency shall conspicuously post the policy on its Internet Web site.