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CS/CS/CS/SB 248: Public Records/Body Camera Recording Made by a Law Enforcement Officer

PUBLIC RECORDS/GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Governmental Oversight and Accountability ; Criminal Justice ; Smith ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Thompson ; Soto ; Stargel

Public Records/Body Camera Recording Made by a Law Enforcement Officer; Providing that a body camera recording is confidential and exempt from public records requirements under certain circumstances; providing exceptions; requiring a law enforcement agency to retain body camera recordings for at least a specified period; providing for retroactive application; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemption; providing a statement of public necessity, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 5/22/2015 - Chapter No. 2015-41
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/7/2015 Senate • Filed
1/15/2015 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 48
2/9/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 02/16/15, 4:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
2/16/2015 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 4 NAYS 1 -SJ 159
2/17/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/18/2015 Senate • Original reference(s) removed: Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
• Remaining references corrected to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 157
• Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 48
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 151
3/5/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 03/10/15, 1:30 pm, 401 Senate Office Building --Not Considered
3/12/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 03/17/15, 9:00 am, 401 Senate Office Building
3/17/2015 Senate • CS/CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 4 NAYS 1 -SJ 227
3/19/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Rules -SJ 227
3/23/2015 Senate • CS/CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability read 1st time -SJ 228
3/30/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/02/15, 11:30 am, 110 Senate Office Building
4/2/2015 Senate • CS/CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -SJ 351
4/3/2015 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/7/2015 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 351
• CS/CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 353
4/9/2015 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/14/15
4/14/2015 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 415
• Amendment(s) adopted (147800, 199882, 870948) -SJ 415
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 415
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/22/2015 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 483
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 36 NAYS 2 -SJ 483
4/22/2015 House • In Messages
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 674
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/24/15
• Received -HJ 674
4/24/2015 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 828
• Read 3rd time -HJ 828
• CS passed; YEAS 112 NAYS 2 -HJ 828
4/24/2015 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 655
5/7/2015 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
5/21/2015 • Approved by Governor
5/22/2015 • Chapter No. 2015-41