On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the PBA’s body camera review legislation and witness to a murder legislation into law.
HB 305 (sponsored by Senator Greg Steube and Representative Shawn Harrison) permits an officer who wears a body camera to review the footage prior to making a statement, or writing a report on an incident. The effective date is July 1, 2017.
HB 111 (sponsored by Senator Randolph Bracy and Representative Cynthia Stafford) prevents the identification of a murder witness from being available through a public record request for two years. The effective date is July 1, 2017.
We thank the Governor and our sponsors for their support.
As always, please stay safe.