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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.339

SHORT FORM

Introduced by Representative Grad of Moretown (By Request)

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Internal security and public safety; video surveillance of public places by law enforcement

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to establish guidelines for the use of video surveillance of public places by law enforcement.  The guidelines apply to continuous or periodic monitoring of individuals in open, public spaces such as streets or parks in the absence of a particular suspicion of an individual or individuals.  Video surveillance should be for a clearly articulated law enforcement purpose, limited in its objectives, and terminated when those objectives are met.  It should be deployed only to address a real and substantial problem and should be viewed as an exceptional step to be taken only in the absence of a less privacy-invasive alternative.  Subjects of the surveillance should not be selected in an arbitrary or discriminatory manner.  Notice of the surveillance should be given.  Details for the use of, retention of, destruction of, and public access to data collected through such surveillance are established.

AN ACT RELATING TO VIDEO SURVEILLANCE OF PUBLIC PLACES BY LAW ENFORCEMENT

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

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Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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