An Act To Promote Transparency with Respect to Surveillance Technology
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §59 is enacted to read:
§ 59. State acquisition and use of surveillance technology
(1) Expressly approves the use of the surveillance technology for a specified activity or activities;
(2) Limits the use of the surveillance technology to the expressly approved activity or activities under subparagraph (1);
(3) Enumerates with which other entities, if any, the state entity may voluntarily share the surveillance data; and
(4) Provides that legislative approval for the use of the surveillance technology is contingent upon the implementation of any measures the Legislature considers necessary to avoid adverse effects of that use on civil rights and civil liberties.
Sec. 2. 25 MRSA §4501, sub-§§3 and 4, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 307, §1, are amended to read:
This bill requires a state entity to hold a public hearing and obtain legislative approval prior to engaging in certain activities relating to the acquisition and use of surveillance technology.