HB 972: Law Enforcement Recordings/No Public Record

The Votes

Voting For:

SENATE: Terry Van Duyn (D), Tom Apodaca (R), Warren Daniel (R), Jim Davis (R), Ralph Hise (R)

HOUSE: John Ager (D), Brian Turner (D), Hugh Blackwell (R), Josh Dobson (R), Mike Hagar (R), Jonathan Jordan (R), Chuck McGrady (R), Michele Presnell (R) Roger West (R), Chris Whitmire (R)

Voting Against:

HOUSE: Susan Fisher (D)

Not Voting:

HOUSE: Joe Sam Queen (D), excused absence

Summary: The "Body Camera Bill", this is an act to provide that recordings made by law enforcement agencies are not public records, to establish whether to whom and what portions of a recording may be disclosed or a copy released, to establish the procedure for contesting a refusal to disclose a recording or obtain a copy of a recording to direct state or local law enforcement agencies to provide access to a method to view and analyze recordings to the SBI and the NC Crime Laboratory. It also authorizes needle-exchange programs, and offers immunity to employees, volunteers and participants of the needle exchange program.   Click here for official bill history, bill text, and vote records.

Status: 04/26/2016 House Filed, Ref To House Com On Judiciary II, Re-ref House Com On Finance, Senate Ref To Com On Judiciary I, 06/30/2016, Ratified 06/30/2016, Signed by Gov. McCrory 7/11/2016 

WNC Legislators sponsoring the bill: 

  • Co-Sponsor: Chris Whitmire (R)