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Opposition Letters Needed as Burdensome SB 1330 Heads to Senate Floor

May 7, 2012

SB 1330 (Simitian), a bill which would limit license plate recognition (LPR) data retention, could be voted on as early as Thursday on the Senate floor.

 

The League urges city officials to send opposition letters immediately to their senators.

SB 1330 would limit LPR data retention dramatically and would create additional burdens on local law enforcement and parking authorities seeking to access LPR data. This measure was recently amended to “fix” the impacts on law enforcement. However, the amended version continues to create onerous requirements for police departments. SB 1330 also hampers cities’ ability to collect on unpaid parking citations, which represents a direct hole in many cities’ general funds.

If enacted, LPR data maintained by a private vendor would have to be purged after 60 days. In addition, law enforcement would be required to obtain a search warrant before accessing the LPR database, and also to notify all individuals whose record was accessed within five days or potentially face litigation from injured parties.

A sample opposition letter is available on the League’s website by typing “SB 1330” into the search box.



 
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