Scheffel Praises Passage of Privacy Protection Bill Out of Committee

Senator Mark Scheffel (R-Parker) released the following statement on the passage of House Bill 1152 out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today: 

“HB-1152 strikes the right balance of protecting individual privacy, while also preserving the interest of law enforcement and public safety. Citizens want limits on their government’s ability to collect and store information and this bill sets an important precedent for the length of time government should be allowed to store data. I am very pleased that the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted in favor of this bill.” 

HB-1152 requires government agencies to delete footage from surveillance cameras after one year, unless the video can be used in a civil, labor, administrative or felony criminal proceeding, in which case it can be stored for up to three years. 

Senator Scheffel is the Senate co-sponsor of HB-1152. The bill was sponsored by Representative Polly Lawrence (R-Littleton) in the House. The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration. 

To read HB-1152 in its entirety, click here

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