AN ACT IN THE COUNCIL
OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To require, on an
emergency basis, that the Chief of Police issue regulations governing the
Metropolitan Police Department's use of video surveillance cameras and
technology in the operation of its Joint Operations Command
Center/Synchronized Operations Command Center, and that the proposed
regulations be submitted to the Council for approval.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act
may be cited as the "Metropolitan Police Department Video
Surveillance Regulations Emergency Act of 2002".
Sec. 2. Regulations for use of video surveillance by Metropolitan
(a) The Chief of Police, pursuant to Title I of the District of
Columbia Administrative Procedure
Act, approved October 21, 1968 (82 Stat. 1204; D.C. Official Code § 2-501
et seq.), shall issue regulations pertaining to the Metropolitan
Police Department's use of video surveillance cameras and technology in
the operation of its Joint Operations Command Center/Synchronized
Operations Command Center.
(b) The proposed
regulations shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of
review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council
(c) If the Council
does not approve or disapprove the proposed regulations, in whole or in
part, by resolution, within this 45-day review period, the proposed
regulations shall be deemed disapproved.
Sec. 3. Fiscal impact
The legislation has
no fiscal impact. The Metropolitan Police Department is already in the
process of drafting the regulations referred to in this legislation using
existing staff and resources.
Sec. 4. Effective date. This act shall take effect following approval
by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council
to override the veto), and shall remain in effect far no longer than 90
days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of
Columbia in section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act,
approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code §
Council of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia