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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 788

 

January Session, 2011

 

LCO No. 886

   

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHT TO PHOTOGRAPH OR VIDEOTAPE AN EVENT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to authorize a person to bring a civil action for damages against a police officer who has interfered with such person's right to photograph or videotape an event if such person's actions did not prevent or hinder the police officer performing his or her duties.

Statement of Purpose:

To clarify the right to photograph or videotape an event.