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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1092         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1374

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Benjamin Swan

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An act relative to regulations requiring secure videotaping of the booking process of state police arrestees.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1092        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1374

By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1374) of Benjamin Swan and others relative to requiring the video or digital recording of  statements made by all parties participating in the booking process of persons arrested by state police officers.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An act relative to regulations requiring secure videotaping of the booking process of state police arrestees.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. The secretary of public safety and security, in consultation with Colonel of State Police, shall adopt regulations requiring the video or digital recording, or other similar means of preserving visual images and statements made by all parties participating in the booking process of any person arrested by a state police officer.  The regulations shall include procedures to ensure that such recordings are not tampered with or destroyed for such period of time as the secretary deems reasonable.

              SECTION 2. The secretary of public safety and security shall adopt the regulations required by section 1

              no later than July 31, 2011.

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