99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced 2/18/2015, by Sen. Antonio Muņoz
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
5 ILCS 140/7
from Ch. 116, par. 207
Creates the Automated License Plate Recognition System Data Act.
Provides a law enforcement agency may only use recorded automated license
plate recognition system (ALPR) data and historical ALPR system data for a
legitimate law enforcement purpose. ALPR system data and historical ALPR
system data may not be used, shared, sold, traded, or exchanged for any
other purpose. Requires law enforcement agencies using a automated license
plate recognition system to adopt a policy governing use of the system;
system data is not used or shared in violation of this Act; adopt audit
procedures relating to use of ALPR system data and historical ALPR system
data; and adopt and periodically update a comprehensive training program
for agency employees who use or have access to ALPR system data and
historical ALPR system data, which fully trains the employees on safeguards
in use of ALPR system data or historical ALPR system data and procedures to
adhere to policies and procedures governing use of ALPR system data or
historical ALPR system data. Requires law enforcement agencies to report to
the Department of State Police requests for data, any data breech, and
audit results. Establishes Department of State Police responsibilities.
Prohibits admission of data in a court or administrative proceeding which
is used in violation of the Act. Prohibits less restrictive local
regulation, including home rule units. Defines terms. Amends the Freedom of
Information Act to exempt ALPR system data and historical ALPR system data
from disclosure under the Act.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning automated license plate recognition
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Automated License Plate Recognition System Data Act.
For the purpose of this Act:
"ALPR system data" means data packets representing
interpretation by ALPR systems of recorded vehicle license
plates affixed to vehicles in the field of view of ALPR system
cameras, with associated global positioning system (GPS)
coordinates, time and date stamps associated with the capture
of the data, and any accompanying photographs of the vehicle
driver and passenger compartments.
"Automated license plate recognition system" or "ALPR
system" means a system of one or more mobile, portable, or
fixed video cameras using computer algorithms to convert images
of license plates into automated computer-recognized
searchable alphanumerical data, including associated servers,
data normalization technologies, and similar technologies.
"Historical ALPR system data" means data recorded by ALPR
systems that are stored in an authorized ALPR system platform
superintended by a sanctioned law enforcement agency.