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H.288

Introduced by   Representatives Shaw of Derby, Baker of West Rutland, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Clark of St. Johnsbury, DePoy of Rutland City, Dunsmore of Georgia, Gervais of Enosburg, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hudson of Lyndon, Keogh of Burlington, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Larocque of Barnet, Marcotte of Coventry, Metzger of Milton, Miller of Elmore, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Randall of Troy, Valliere of Barre City and Winters of Swanton

Referred to Committee on

Date:

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

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require a municipal 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 MUNICIPAL 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.  MUNICIPAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; USE OF

              MOBILE VIDEO RECORDING EQUIPMENT

When a municipal 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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