Bill Tracker

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2017 Legislation

Florida:

SB 118 Criminal History Records; Prohibiting a person or entity engaged in publishing or disseminating arrest booking photographs from soliciting or accepting a fee or other payment to remove, correct, or modify such photograph; revising the eligibility requirements for expunction of criminal history records to include instances in which a judgment of acquittal or a verdict of not guilty is rendered, etc. (See also HB 857)

SB 546  Arrest Booking Photographs; Prohibiting a criminal justice agency from electronically publishing arrest booking photographs of certain arrestees, etc. (See also HB 395)

Georgia:

HB 478 As to revise the requirements which must be met before an arresting law enforcement agency may provide or make available a copy of a booking photograph to a person; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Texas:

HB 4201 Relating to the publication, republication, or other dissemination of mug shots and certain other information regarding the involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system; increasing civil penalties.

New York:

A 838 Relates to when booking photographs taken after arrest of a person or the defendant shall be made publicly available.

Ohio:

HB 6 Prohibit fees for correcting criminal record information

New Jersey:

A 4572 Exempts mugshots of arrestees who have not been convicted of the underlying offense from State’s open public records law. 

South Carolina: 

H 3481 Relating to the destruction of arrest and booking records, so as to provide that a person or entity who publishes on the person or entity’s website the arrest and booking records of a person whose charges have been discharged or dismissed, or who is found not guilty of a charge, without fee or compensation, shall remove the arrest and booking records within thirty days of a written request, and to provide a penalty for a violation.

Montana:

HB 236 An act revising laws related to release of information by law enforcement; clarifying that booking photographs are public criminal justice information; limiting dissemination of booking photographs


Previous Bills-

Florida:

SB 1072 Arrest Booking Photographs; Prohibiting a person who publishes or disseminates an arrest booking photograph through a certain medium from soliciting or accepting payment of a fee or other consideration to remove, correct, or modify such photograph; authorizing an action to enjoin publication or dissemination of an arrest booking photograph for a violation of the act; specifying the time limit for the removal of an arrest booking photograph pursuant to a court order; requiring the court to terminate an injunction under certain circumstances, etc.

HB 905 Prohibits persons who publish or disseminate arrest booking photographs through certain media from soliciting or accepting payment of fee or other consideration to remove, correct, or modify such photograph; provides civil remedies & civil penalty; provides exceptions; prohibits criminal justice agency from electronically publishing arrest booking photographs of certain arrestees; provides exceptions; provides construction.

 

Hawaii:

HB 529 For criminal cases resulting in no conviction: 1) prohibits commercial websites from collecting a fee for removing arrest booking photographs from the website; and 2) prohibits criminal justice agencies from posting arrest booking photographs on a website except as provided by law.

New York:

AB 626 Relates to when booking photographs taken after arrest of a person or the
defendant shall be made publicly available.

SB 4537 Relates to when booking photographs taken after arrest of a person or the defendant shall be made publicly available.

Wisconsin:

SB 184 Relating to: removal of certain criminal record information from Internet sites without a fee and providing a criminal penalty.

AB 258  Relating to: removal of certain criminal record information from Internet sites without a fee and providing a criminal penalty