Body Cameras Bill Heads To Senate Floor

Feb 24, 2016

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A body cameras-related bill is now headed to the Senate floor.

Sen. Chris Smith (D-Fort Lauderdale) is the bill’s Senate sponsor.

“This bill requires law enforcement agencies to provide policies and procedures as well as training to all personnel who use, maintain, store, or release body camera recording data,” he said, during the bill's last committee stop.

And, after passing the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee Wednesday, Smith’s measure now heads to the floor. Its House companion is already poised to be taken up.

Both bills are supposed to go hand-in-hand with a bill—now law—that passed last session. It provides a public records exemption for the body camera recordings to address privacy concerns.

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