Following the widespread and surreptitious installation across the state of deceptively named “automated license plate reader” cameras that actually have incredibly invasive technological capabilities, we strongly supported legislation which would have limited the use of these cameras. This bill would have further required a public process for the implementation of any type of similar surveillance technology, which is particularly important because the installation of these systems in municipalities across the state initially occurred out of the view of the public. Ultimately, this legislation would have ensured that the unfettered and unregulated installation of these cameras cannot continue to occur, but it unfortunately died in committee in both the House and the Senate.
Restrictions on Police Surveillance Cameras (H 7507, S 2650)
Representative Joseph Solomon and Senator Kendra Anderson
Died in Committee