Bill Text: SC S0285 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Body camera data, exempt from disclosure under FOIA

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-12 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary [S0285 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2021-S0285-Introduced.html


A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 23-1-240(G)(1) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO DATA RECORDED ON A BODY-WORN CAMERA BEING EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, TO PROVIDE THAT RECORDINGS OF AN INCIDENT INVOLVING A LOSS OF LIFE ARE SUBJECT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT BEGINNING THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE INCIDENT.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 23-1-240(G)(1) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

    "(G)(1)    Data recorded by a body worn camera is not a public record subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, unless the data recorded by the camera involved an incident resulting in a loss of life. Data recorded involving an incident resulting in a loss of life are subject to the Freedom of Information Act beginning thirty days after the incident was recorded."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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