Automated License Plate Reader Legislation Heads to Finance

On Monday, legislation laying out guidelines for the retention of data gathered by law enforcement agencies through automated license plate readers passed out of the Transportation Committee. It now heads to the Finance Committee. The bill says that police may store data collected by license plate readers for up to 90 days in order to assist in criminal investigations. Privacy advocates have argued that law enforcement should not store the data at all, but amendments to the bill that would make that a reality failed in both the Judiciary and Transportation Committees. (S.F. 86)

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