Rep. Runestad talks about his HJR C, which would add language to the Michigan Constitution requiring the government to obtain a search warrant in order to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications. Similar legislation was approved in the House during the last session, but the measure never moved in the Michigan Senate.
Rep. Runestad, the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, talks about how committee members will spend time this legislative term studying how developing technologies like police body cameras and license plate readers impact the right to privacy and how members will work to find a balance between privacy and protection.
Rep. Runestad talks about final House passage Wednesday of his HB 4814, which establishes standardized contact Web pages for each state department that will include enhanced contact information, a move Rep. Runestad says should make state government more accessible.
Rep. Runestad talks about House passage Thursday of his HJR N, which would amend the state Constitution to protect electronic data and communications from warrantless searches and seizure. The measure will now need a two-thirds vote in the Senate before going on the statewide ballot.
Rep. Runestad talks about his new legislation that establishes a board to develop rules regulating the collection and use of private of data from surveillance devices. The board would operate under the Michigan State Police with input from our sheriffs and chiefs of police, as well prosecutors, defense attorneys and private citizens.
Rep. Runestad talks about his HB 4234, a bill that creates protections for currently unregulated police body camera use. Rep. Runestad says that with almost 40 law enforcement agencies in Michigan now using body cameras, state law needs more definition regarding their utilization.
Rep. Runestad talks about his HB 4500, one of a series of bills debated Tuesday in the House Judiciary Committee that reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to require a higher standard of evidence in order for police to confiscate property.
Rep. Runestad talks about committee work this week on his legislation adding definition to the use of video from police body cameras.
On Wednesday’s Update, we visit with Rep. Jim Runestad about his HB 4234, which adds more definition to laws dealing with police body cameras.