Florida Senate - 2017                                     SB 624
       By Senator Steube
       23-00631A-17                                           2017624__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to body cameras; amending s. 943.1718,
    3         F.S.; requiring law enforcement agencies that permit
    4         law enforcement officers to wear body cameras to
    5         establish policies and procedures that include general
    6         guidelines for the law enforcement officers to review
    7         relevant audio and video recordings before taking
    8         certain actions; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 943.1718, Florida
   13  Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         943.1718 Body cameras; policies and procedures.—
   15         (2) A law enforcement agency that permits its law
   16  enforcement officers to wear body cameras shall establish
   17  policies and procedures addressing the proper use, maintenance,
   18  and storage of body cameras and the data recorded by body
   19  cameras. The policies and procedures must include:
   20         (a) General guidelines for the proper use, maintenance, and
   21  storage of body cameras.
   22         (b) Any limitations on which law enforcement officers are
   23  permitted to wear body cameras.
   24         (c) Any limitations on law-enforcement-related encounters
   25  and activities in which law enforcement officers are permitted
   26  to wear body cameras.
   27         (d) General guidelines for law enforcement officers who use
   28  body cameras to review the relevant audio and video recordings
   29  from the body cameras before writing a report or before
   30  providing a statement about an incident in which the officers
   31  were involved.
   32         (e)(d) General guidelines for the proper storage,
   33  retention, and release of audio and video data recorded by body
   34  cameras.
   35         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.