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HB20-1282:Radio Communications Policies Of Gov Entities

Government Transparency
Bill Number: HB20-1282
Year: 2020
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: J. Melton/ K. Van Winkle

Description:

The bill requires each entity of the state government; each entity
of the government of each city, county, and city and county; and special
districts, school districts, and institutions of higher education
(governmental entity) that encrypts all of its radio communications to
enact an encryption policy.
An encryption policy must include access to unencrypted radio
communications by members of the media and standards that prevent the
governmental entity from imposing unreasonable and burdensome
limitations on access to radio communications. When enacting an
encryption policy, a governmental entity must consider including in the
policy access to unencrypted radio communications for the general public
through alternative means, such as delayed online transmission. Prior to
enacting an encryption policy, a governmental entity must seek input from
members of the Colorado media and the general public.


Current Status:

House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Postpone Indefinitely (03/04/2020)



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