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Senate Bill 279

Relating To: Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (FE)
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 10/11/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/11/2017

Comments
A main reason for making police videos in the first place is to provide an additional layer of public accountability. It is critical to not prevent the public from being able to access these by creating additional layers of government bureaucracy.
http://aclu-wi.org/story/police-body-camera-bill-problematic
Badger State Sheriffs' Association Notified Date 9/28/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/28/2017

City of Milwaukee Notified Date 11/16/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/16/2017

Comments
The City reserves support for any changes to current open records laws.
League of Wisconsin Municipalities Notified Date 10/11/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/11/2017

WI Chiefs of Police Association Notified Date 6/14/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/14/2017

Wisconsin Association for Justice Notified Date 1/22/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/22/2018

Comments
Legislation on this topic would benefit from a Legislative Study Committee examining the issue.Like other groups,we believe additional changes are necessary to strike the proper balance between preserving public access and protectingprivacyinterests.
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Notified Date 10/20/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/20/2017

Supporting Documentation
20171020_SB 279 Supportive Language.docx

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault Notified Date 6/5/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
6/5/2017

Wisconsin Newspaper Association Notified Date 11/8/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/8/2017

Wisconsin Professional Police Association Notified Date 6/5/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/5/2017

Comments
While SB 279 is a good starting point for establishing a uniform statewide policy on body camera video retention and access, the WPPA would like to explore whether the bill can be improved by making video footage more accessible in certain instances.
Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association Notified Date 9/28/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/28/2017

Wisconsin Troopers Association Inc Notified Date 10/30/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/30/2017

Lobbying Efforts

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2017
January - June
2.00
2017
July - December
56.00
2018
January - June
42.00
2018
July - December
28.00
Total 128.00
WI Chiefs of Police Association 2017
January - June
2.00
2017
July - December
4.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Association for Justice 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
12.00
2018
July - December
15.00
Total 27.00
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
48.00
2018
January - June
27.00
2018
July - December
11.00
Total 86.00
Wisconsin Newspaper Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
4.00
2018
January - June
2.00
2018
July - December
2.00
Total 8.00
Wisconsin Troopers Association Inc 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1.00
2018
July - December
Total 1.00