AN ACT TO ALLOW LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO DISCLOSE OR RELEASE RECORDINGS FOR PURPOSES OF SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION OR APPREHENSION OR TO LOCATE A MISSING OR ABDUCTED PERSON. SL 2019-48. Enacted June 26, 2019. Effective June 26, 2019.
Bill Summaries: S148 PUBLIC RECORDS/RELEASE OF LEO RECORDINGS.
Summary date: Jun 26 2019 - View Summary
Summary date: Jun 5 2019 - View Summary
House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends the act's long title to more accurately reflect the bill's content.
Summary date: Apr 11 2019 - View Summary
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Amends GS 132-1.4A(h), by no longer providing that the release of the records is at the custodial law enforcement agency's sole discretion. Amends the purposes for which the disclosure or release of a recording may be made to include locating a missing or abducted person and by removing the proposed language allowing release for noncriminal investigative purposes such as community-oriented publicity or good will. Makes technical changes.
Summary date: Feb 26 2019 - View Summary
Amends GS 132-1.4A(h), allowing a custodial law enforcement agency to disclose or release a recording in its sole discretion to a district attorney for any of the three existing purposes identified. Adds the following to the purposes for which a recording can be disclosed or released: suspect identification or apprehension and noncriminal investigative purposes such as community-oriented publicity or goodwill.