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H.265

Introduced by   Representative Dowland of Holland

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; enforcement officers; use of mobile video recording equipment

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require a law enforcement officer operating a vehicle containing a video recording device to turn the device on whenever the vehicle’s blue lights are in operation. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE USE OF MOBILE VIDEO RECORDING EQUIPMENT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 1017 is added to read:

§ 1017.  LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; USE OF

              MOBILE VIDEO RECORDING EQUIPMENT

When a law enforcement officer is operating a law enforcement vehicle containing mobile video recording equipment, the officer shall begin operating the equipment whenever the officer initiates operation of the vehicle’s blue signal lights.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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