Signed by the Governor: Nebraska Law Limits ALPR Data, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 15, 2018) – Yesterday, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill into law that puts limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and places significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

Sen. Matt Hansen (D-Dist. 26) sponsored LB93. The new law restricts the use of ALPRs to specific law enforcement functions and places strict limits on the storage and sharing of any data collected by such systems.

On Feb. 8, the Nebraska unicameral legislature passed LB93 by a 47-0 margin. With Ricketts’ signature, the law will go into effect three months after the end of the current legislative session.

LB93 prohibits the use of ALPRs except for specified law enforcement activities, including locating missing persons, persons with outstanding traffic or parking violations, vehicles in violation of registration requirements and persons subject to arrest warrants. It also allows the use of ALPRs to regulate the use of a parking facility. The law bans bulk collection of license plate data using ALPRs …

Read more at The Tenth Amendment Center
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