The Senate killed HB617 by a voice vote unanimously without debate. This bill would have required state police to wear body cameras and defined when such video would have been available to the public. It was previously rejected 4-0 by the Senate Judiciary Committee with a recommendation that the bill was inexpedient to legislate. The committee report was presented by Sen. Sharon Carson:
This bill sought to deal with circumstances whereby police wear body cameras. Because this topic is both timely and is important it will be offered on another piece of legislation, thereby making it unnecessary for this bill to go forward. The Judiciary Committee recommends this legislation not be adopted.