Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; license plate readers. (SB1198)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; license plate readers. Prohibits law-enforcement and regulatory agencies from using license plate readers to collect and maintain personal information on individuals without a warrant. The bill provides that license plate data may be collected if intended for prompt evaluation and potential use in investigating suspected criminal activity, civil or regulatory violations, or terrorism. The data may only be retained for seven days and shall not be subject to any outside inquiries or internal usage except for the investigation of a crime or a report of a missing person. The bill also prohibits an agency from acquiring personal information collected from license plate readers from a third-party private vendor if the agency would not have been permitted to collect or retain the information on its own. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws and Technology Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100940D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1198)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate General Laws and Technology committee on 01/27/2021. It meets on Monday, 45 minutes after adjournment—Senate Room A.

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