HOUSE BILL 88
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.
|Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
|Reported Printed and Referred to Local Government