Bill Text - HB1132 (2008)

Creating an exception to the wiretapping statute for a recording device used in conjunction with a TASER or other similar electroshock device.


Revision: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight

CHAPTER 139

HB 1132 – FINAL VERSION

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HOUSE BILL 1132

AN ACT creating an exception to the wiretapping statute for a recording device used in conjunction with a TASER or other similar electroshock device.

SPONSORS: Rep. Tholl, Coos 2; Rep. W. Knowles, Straf 6; Rep. Welch, Rock 8

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

ANALYSIS

This bill creates an exception to the wiretapping and eavesdropping statute for audio and video recordings made by a device used by law enforcement personnel in conjunction with a TASER or other similar electroshock device.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight

AN ACT creating an exception to the wiretapping statute for a recording device used in conjunction with a TASER or other similar electroshock device.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

139:1 New Subparagraph; Wiretapping and Eavesdropping; Exceptions. Amend RSA 570-A:2, II by inserting after subparagraph (k) the following new subparagraph:

(l) A law enforcement officer in the ordinary course of the officer’s duties using any device capable of making an audio or video recording, or both, and which is attached to and used in conjunction with a TASER or other similar electroshock device. Any person who is the subject of such recording shall be informed of the existence of the audio or video recording, or both, and shall be provided with a copy of such recording at his or her request.

139:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: June 6, 2008

Effective Date: August 5, 2008

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