Media recordings, cities
CITIES – Amends existing law to define terms and to revise provisions regarding the retention of municipal media recordings and law enforcement media recordings.

RS30135 / H0088

This legislation amends Section 50-907, Idaho Code, regarding public record retention of video files. Currently, Idaho Code defines "permanent records," "semi-permanent records," "temporary records," and historical records. This legislation adds two additional categories; "municipal media recordings," and "law enforcement media recordings" and defines each new category. The purpose of adding the additional categories is to preserve existing statutes and documents with the current time requirements, while allowing municipalities to discard video recordings that do not have evidentiary value in order to reduce city expenses passed on to citizens who often pay for the storage of valueless video with property tax revenue.

This bill will save the citizens of Idaho Falls more than $1.7 million annually. There is no impact to the general fund, but passage will help reduce property tax burden in cities with unnecessary stored video footage.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/03 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/06 Reported Printed and Referred to Local Government