Bill Text: NH HB1447 | 2022 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Prohibiting state agencies from using face recognition technology.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-03-11 - Refer for Interim Study: Motion Adopted Voice Vote 03/10/2022 House Journal 5 [HB1447 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2022-HB1447-Introduced.html

HB 1447  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2007

04/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1447

 

AN ACT prohibiting state agencies from using face recognition technology.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Rep. Yokela, Rock. 33; Rep. Hough, Belk. 3; Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf. 19; Rep. Hopper, Hills. 2; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits state agencies from using face recognition technology.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2007

04/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT prohibiting state agencies from using face recognition technology.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Drivers' Licenses; Use of Face Recognition Technology Prohibited.  RSA 263:40-b is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

263:40-b  Use of Face Recognition Technology Prohibited.  The department shall not allow access to any of its digital representations of faces by any face recognition technology nor shall the department use face recognition technology.  No state agency, other than the department, shall create or maintain a searchable database of face images.  In this section, "face recognition technology" means an automated or semi-automated process that assists in identifying or tracking an individual or capturing information about an individual, based on the physical characteristics of an individual's face.  It shall not include the process by which an individual visually identifies another individual by viewing a representation of the individual on a computer, video recording, photograph or other media.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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