Bill Text: CA AB66 | 2015-2016 | Regular Session | Introduced

NOTE: There are more recent revisions of this legislation. Read Latest Draft
Bill Title: Peace officers: body-worn cameras.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Failed) 2016-02-01 - From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56. [AB66 Detail]

Download: California-2015-AB66-Introduced.html
BILL NUMBER: AB 66	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Weber

                        DECEMBER 17, 2014

   An act relating to peace officers.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 66, as introduced, Weber. Peace officers: cameras.
   Existing law makes it a crime to intentionally record a
confidential communication without the consent of all parties to the
communication. Existing law exempts specified peace officers from
that provision if they are acting within the scope of their
authority.
   This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact
legislation to require local police departments that utilize police
body-worn cameras to follow policies and procedures that will
streamline best practices to better enhance the quality of the
services that those departments provide to Californians. The bill
would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to
create a task force to study the effectiveness of body-worn cameras
and make policy recommendations. The bill would state the intent of
the Legislature to enact legislation that best fits the
recommendations of this task force.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  (a) It is the intent of the Legislature to enact
legislation to require local police departments that utilize police
body-worn cameras to follow policies and procedures that will
streamline best practices to better enhance the quality of the
services that those departments provide to Californians.
   (b) It is further the intent of the legislature to enact
legislation to create a task force to study the effectiveness of
body-worn cameras for peace officers, and for this task force to
create a comprehensive policy and best practices manual to be used by
state and local law enforcement agencies. It is further the intent
of the legislature to enact legislation that best fits the
recommendations of this task force.
                           
feedback