Bill Text - HB287 (2015)

Allowing citizens to record by audio or video a traffic stop by law enforcement officers.


Revision: March 27, 2015, midnight

HB 287 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

11Mar2015… 0114h

2015 SESSION

15-0573

05/04

HOUSE BILL 287

AN ACT allowing citizens to record by audio or video a traffic stop by law enforcement officers.

SPONSORS: Rep. Bickford, Straf 3; Rep. Burt, Hills 39

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

ANALYSIS

This bill allows citizens to record by audio or video a traffic stop by law enforcement officers.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2015… 0114h

15-0573

05/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

AN ACT allowing citizens to record by audio or video a traffic stop by law enforcement officers.

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

1 New Subparagraph; Audio and Video Recording of Traffic Stop by Law Enforcement Permitted. Amend RSA 570-A:2, II by inserting after subparagraph (l) the following new subparagraph:

(m)(1) Any person to make an audio or video recording of a traffic stop by a law enforcement officer; provided that the act of recording does not interfere with the law enforcement officer’s ability to perform his or her official duties.

(2) Any audio or video recording of a law enforcement officer shall remain the property of its owner. In the event that such property is seized by law enforcement authorities, a copy of the audio or video recording shall be provided to the owner of the property within 30 days of the day the property is seized.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.

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