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2019 Senate Bill 342: Ban police use of facial recognition technology
Introduced by Sen. Peter Lucido (R) on May 22, 2019
To make it unlawful for enforcement officials to obtain, access, or use any face recognition technology or any information obtained from the use of face recognition technology to enforce the law. Evidence gathered with this technology could not be admitted in court.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on May 22, 2019
Reported in the Senate on October 8, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 32 to 4 in the Senate on December 4, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To make it unlawful for law enforcement officials to obtain, access, or use any face recognition technology or any information obtained from the use of face recognition technology to enforce the law, with some exceptions. Evidence gathered with this technology could not be admitted in court. Exceptions include using the technology if an emergency poses "imminent risk to an individual or individuals of death, serious physical injury, sexual abuse, live-streamed sexual exploitation, kidnapping, or human trafficking" that the technology may prevent or stop.
Received in the House on December 4, 2019
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on December 4, 2019

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