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Published on Friday, March 13, 2015

Law enforcement body camera legislation dead in Legislature, glimmer of hope remains

All bills relating to law enforcement’s use of body cameras have died in the 2015 Legislature.

HB 1917, supported by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) and AWC, continues to be under consideration even though it has yet to be voted on by the House. According to the bill sponsor, Rep. Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island), it is considered “necessary to implement the budget” (NTIB) and so remains alive despite failing to make the cut-off.

HB 1910 and SB 5732, bills that also addressed law enforcement’s use of body cameras, died earlier in committee.

AWC remains committed to crafting sound legislation around the use of body cameras and will continue to work with stakeholders to see that happen.

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