Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 624
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  04/06/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Rules (Brandes) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 38 and 39
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. The Department of Law Enforcement shall convene
    6  a work group to develop a model policy for law enforcement
    7  agencies that permit their law enforcement officers to wear body
    8  cameras.
    9         (1) The work group shall consist of the following members:
   10         (a) A state attorney.
   11         (b) A public defender.
   12         (c)Two police chiefs.
   13         (d) Two sheriffs.
   14         (e) The Commissioner of the Department of Law Enforcement
   15  or his or her designee.
   16         (2) Except for the Commission of the Department of Law
   17  Enforcement, the Governor shall appoint all members of the work
   18  group by August 1, 2017.
   19         (3) The work group shall convene its first meeting by
   20  October 1, 2017. At the first meeting, the work group shall
   21  select a chair of the work group. Thereafter, the chair of the
   22  work group shall call a meeting as often as necessary to carry
   23  out the provisions of this section. The Department of Law
   24  Enforcement shall keep a complete record of the proceedings of
   25  each meeting, which includes the names of the members present at
   26  each meeting and the actions taken. The work group may meet by
   27  teleconference. The records shall be public records pursuant to
   28  chapter 119, Florida Statutes. A quorum shall consist of a
   29  majority of the group members. Members of the group shall not
   30  receive compensation.
   31         (4) The purpose of the work group is to develop a model
   32  policy for a law enforcement agency which permits its law
   33  enforcement officers to wear body cameras. The model policy
   34  shall include policies and procedures addressing the proper use,
   35  maintenance, and storage of body cameras and the data recorded
   36  by body cameras. The model policy shall also include, but is not
   37  limited to:
   38         (a) Any limitations on which law enforcement officers are
   39  permitted to wear body cameras.
   40         (b) Any limitations on law-enforcement related encounters
   41  and activities in which law enforcement officers are permitted
   42  to wear body cameras.
   43         (c) Specifications for the proper storage, retention and
   44  release of audio and video data recorded by body cameras.
   45         (d) Any limitations on when or how a law enforcement
   46  officer using a body camera can review the recorded audio and
   47  video footage from the body camera.
   48         (5) Relevant staff from the Department of Law Enforcement
   49  who are knowledgeable in the subject area may be assigned to
   50  assist the work group. The President of the Senate and the
   51  Speaker of the House Representatives may also assign their
   52  respective staff to provide technical guidance and assistance to
   53  the work group.
   54         (6) Members of the work group are entitled to reimbursement
   55  for travel and per diem expenses, as provided in s. 112.061,
   56  Florida Statutes, while performing their duties under this
   57  section. Travel and per diem expenses of the work group members
   58  and other staff who are state employees shall be reimbursed by
   59  the respective state agency employing the member or staff. The
   60  Department of Law Enforcement shall provide administrative
   61  support for the work group, shall pay for travel and per diem
   62  expenses of work group members who are not state employees, and
   63  shall pay any other operational expenses of the work group as
   64  deemed reasonable and appropriate.
   65         (7) The model policy created by the work group shall be
   66  submitted to the Legislature and post on the Department of Law
   67  Enforcement's website by December 31, 2018.
   68         (8) This section expires January 31, 2019.
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   71  And the title is amended as follows:
   72         Between lines 8 and 9
   73  insert:
   74         creating a work group within the Department of Law
   75         Enforcement; providing work group membership and
   76         purposes; specifying staffing requirements; providing
   77         for per diem for members; requiring the creation of a
   78         model policy by a certain date; providing expiration
   79         of the work group;