A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To require that the Metropolitan Police Department (WD) draft
regulations governing the use of video surveillance cameras and technology
in the operation of its Joint Operations Command Center/Synchronized
Operations Command Center, and that the WD submit such regulations to the
Council for a review period of 45 days and for approval by the Council.
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 Temporary Act of 2002."
Sec. 2. (a) The Metropolitan Police Department shall draft regulations
pertaining to the use of video surveillance cameras and technology in the
operation of its Joint Operations Command Center/Synchronized Operations
(b) Such regulations shall be submitted to the Council of the District
of Columbia for a review period of 45 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays,
holidays and days on which the Council of the District of Columbia is on
recess according to its rules).
Such regulations shall be deemed effective only if the
Council of the District of Columbia does not adopt, within the 45-day
review period, a resolution disapproving the regulations. 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 disapproved.
Sec. 3 Fiscal Impact Statement
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.
(a) 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), a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section
602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24,
1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code 1-206.02 (c)(1)), and publication
in the District of Columbia Register.
(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.