|Committee: Judiciary||Sponsor: Orr|
|Analyst: Pete Grogan||Date: 04/13/2021|
Senate Bill 2 as amended and reported by the Committee on Judiciary allows law enforcement agencies to (1) utilize license plate scanners on public highways; and (2) store the captured license plate data for up to five years. The provisions of this bill could increase the obligations of those law enforcement agencies using license plate scanners by an undetermined amount dependent upon the costs incurred to store data and to adopt and publicize a written policy governing the use of license plate scanners prior to the policy becoming operational.
Further, this bill would increase the obligations of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) Criminal Justice Information System Division by an undetermined amount to perform audits of law enforcement agencies that use license plate data in conjunction with law enforcement data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Crime Information Center or ALEA. The amount of the increased obligations would be dependent upon the number of law enforcement agencies audited and the costs incurred to perform the audits.
Finally, this bill could increase receipts to the State General Fund and municipal general funds from fines; increase receipts to the State General Fund, county general funds, municipal general funds, and other funds to which court costs are deposited; and could increase the obligations of the State General Fund, district attorneys, and local jails by an undetermined amount dependent upon the number of persons charged with and convicted of the offenses provided by this bill and the penalties imposed.
|Jim Hill, Chair|