MS HB790 | 2022 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Failed on February 1 2022 - 100% progression
Action: 2022-02-01 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Require Public School Districts And Postsecondary Educational Institutions To Install Video Surveillance Cameras Equipped With Audio Reception Technology In Certain Areas Of Schools For The Safety And Education Of Students; To Require Notice To Be Provided To Parents Before The Installation And Use Of The Cameras; To Prescribe The Minimum Specification For The Type Of Surveillance Cameras To Be Used; To Provide That Surveillance Footage Shall Be Maintained For 90 Days Unless An Exception Applies For Extended Retention; To Specify The Conditions For Which Extended Retention Of Surveillance Footage Is Required; To Require Classroom Video Surveillance Cameras To Only Be Used For Purposes Of Monitoring Classroom Instruction, Monitoring Classroom Interactions And Teacher Observation; To Prohibit The Use Of Surveillance Footage For Marketing Purposes; To Limit Viewing Access Of Recorded Surveillance To Certain Personnel Of The School District Or Postsecondary Educational Institution; To Require School Districts And Postsecondary Educational Institutions To Establish Procedures And Regulations Governing Access And Review Of Surveillance Footage; To Require The Protection Of The Privacy And Identity Of Students Captured In The Surveillance Who Are Not The Subject Of Incidents Giving Rise To A Parent's Request For Review, Or Any Investigation Or Litigation; To Authorize School District And Postsecondary Educational Institutions To Contract With Any Company Or Individual To Provide Surveillance Monitoring Service; To Bring Forward Section 37-3-83, Mississippi Code Of 1972, For Purposes Of Possible Amendments; And For Related Purposes.

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Video surveillance cameras; require to be installed in classrooms and certain other areas of public schools and postsecondary educational institutions.



2022-02-01HouseDied In Committee
2022-01-17HouseReferred To Education

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37383New CodeSee Bill Text

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