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H 3563 - Prohibits the destruction or deletion of data from a body-worn camera

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Ivory Thigpen
Last Action: 1/13/2021 - House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson
House Committee: Judy
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the destruction or deletion of data from a body-worn camera with the intent to alter or influence a criminal action, investigation, internal police investigation, civil action or potential civil action. 

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Session 124 - (2021-2022)Printer Friendly
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H 3563 General Bill, By Thigpen and J.L. Johnson
Similar (S 0257, H 3665)
Summary: Body camera
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-243, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE DESTRUCTION OR DELETION OF DATA FROM A BODY-WORN CAMERA WITH THE INTENT TO ALTER OR INFLUENCE A CRIMINAL ACTION, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, INTERNAL POLICE INVESTIGATION, CIVIL ACTION, OR POTENTIAL CIVIL ACTION IF NOTICE IS PROVIDED BY THE ADVERSE PARTY, OR IF LITIGATION IS REASONABLY ANTICIPATED, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES, AND TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 23-1-240, RELATING TO POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE USE OF BODY-WORN CAMERAS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED BY THE AGENCIES MUST INCLUDE FOR THE ACTIVATION OF THE RECORDINGS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT DATA RECORDED BY A BODY-WORN CAMERA IS A PUBLIC RECORD SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.
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12/16/20House Prefiled
12/16/20House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/12/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 240)
01/12/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 240)
01/13/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson



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