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2017 House Bill 4427: Regulate access to police body camera images

Public Act 85 of 2017

Introduced by Rep. Jim Runestad (R) on March 28, 2017 To establish that police body camera recordings taken in a private place are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Individuals whose image is captured, owners of property seized or damaged in a crime and some others could still request a copy of the recordings subject to privacy exemptions. Police body camera recordings would have to be kept for at least 30 days, or longer if there is an related investigation.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 28, 2017
Reported in the House on May 2, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on May 23, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To establish that police body camera recordings taken in a private place are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Individuals whose image is captured, owners of property seized or damaged in a crime and some others could still request a copy of the recordings subject to privacy exemptions. Police body camera recordings would have to be kept for at least 30 days, or longer if there is an related investigation.
Received in the Senate on May 24, 2017
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 24, 2017
Reported in the Senate on June 6, 2017 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 22, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To establish that police body camera recordings taken in a private place are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Individuals whose image is captured, owners of property seized or damaged in a crime and some others could still request a copy of the recordings subject to privacy exemptions. Police body camera recordings would have to be kept for at least 30 days, or longer if there is an related investigation.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 12, 2017

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