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California: Bill relating to in-vehicle cameras introduced to State Senate

Senator Bill Dodd announced, on 3 February 2023, that Senate Bill 296 on in-vehicle cameras, for An act to add Chapter 36 (commencing with Section 22948.50) to Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to business, was introduced, on 2 February 2023, to the California State Senate, and thereafter referred, on the same date, to the State Senate Committee on Rules. In particular, the bill would require drivers to be notified when images are gathered by in-vehicle cameras and would prohibit their sale to third parties or for advertising purposes. In addition, Dodd specified that the bill would place restrictions on the retention and transfer of video recordings from in-vehicle cameras, and consumers would not have to take action to prevent their in-vehicle video recordings from being collected without their permission or knowledge.

You can read the press release here and the bill here.

UPDATE (31 March 2023)

Bill relating to in-vehicle cameras passes Committee

The bill passed, on 29 March 2023, the Senate Judiciary Committee with a unanimous vote.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (24 May 2023)

Bill relating to in-vehicle cameras passes second reading

The bill passed its second reading, on 22 May 2023, and has been ordered for a third reading. 

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (1 June 2023)

Bill relating to in-vehicle cameras passes third reading

On 31 May 2023, the bill passed its third reading and has been ordered to the Assembly.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (16 June 2023)

Bill relating to in-vehicle cameras referred to Committee

On 15 June 2023, the bill was referred to the Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (17 July 2023)

Bill relating to in-vehicle cameras referred to Committee

On 11 July 2023, the bill was passed by the Judiciary Committee and re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations with recommendations.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (5 September 2023)

Bill relating to in-vehicle cameras passes Committee

On 1 September 2023, the bill passed the California Assembly Committee on Appropriations.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (19 September 2023)

Bill relating to in-vehicle cameras passes both houses

On 18 September 2023, the California State Assembly concurred with the amendments introduced by the Senate to the bill, which was thereafter enrolled and presented.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (18 October 2023)

Bill relating to in-vehicle cameras signed by governor and becomes law

On 13 October 2023, the bill was signed by the California Governor and became law.

You can read the act here and view its history here.

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