HB 149 | Camera use in courtrooms

Session:2017-18
ACLU-PA Position:Opposes
Current Status:Passed the House; passed the Senate; in the hands of the Governor

House Bill 149 criminalizes the use of recording devices inside and in the “environs” of a courtroom without the consent of the court or the presiding judge. This new crime, which is graded as a second-degree misdemeanor, would be triggered regardless of the intent of the actor.

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