License Plate Reader Legislation Heads to the Floor

Legislation regarding the use of license plate readers was once again in front of the Judiciary Committee. The committee heard and voted on S.F. 86 which lays out clear guidelines on how long law enforcement agencies can retain the data and whether it should be classified as public or private. Currently, there is nothing in statute that determines how long law enforcement can keep the data. S.F. 86 would allow for 90 day retention of the data, as well as classifying all of the information as non-public or confidential. The bill was passed out of Judiciary Committee on a party line vote with opposition centered on the 90 day retention of the data. (S.F. 86)

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