SECTION 1. Chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 131J the following section:-
131J1/2. In a municipality that accepts this section, any portable device or weapon described in section 131J that is possessed by a municipal law enforcement officer for the purpose of his or her official duties shall be capable of recording and amplifying sound; provided, however, that an officer may possess a portable device or weapon that is incapable of recording and amplifying sound if the portable device or weapon was purchased by the municipality before this section is accepted.
SECTION 2. Subsection D of section 99 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting, after paragraph 1 (f), the following paragraph:
(g) for a law enforcement officer, acting in the performance of his or her official duties, while clearly identified as a law enforcement officer to violate the provisions of this section. Notwithstanding this provision, law enforcement officers may not record inside a person’s residence without the consent of a resident.
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