Mar 202017
 March 20, 2017  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance

There’s an update on a Montana bill mentioned last month on this site. Mike Maharrey writes:

Yesterday, an important Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would limit the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in the state. Passage into law would also place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

Rep. Daniel Zolnikov (R-Billings) sponsors House Bill 149 (HB149). The legislation would prohibit the use of ALPRs except for specified purposes, and would also place limitations on the retention and sharing of data gathered by license plate readers.

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed an amended version of HB149 by a 11-0 vote.

Under the proposed law, law enforcement agencies would be allowed to use ALPRs for specified law enforcement purposes only.

Read more on TenthAmendmentCenter.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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