To the Governor: Nebraska Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Data, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Today, the Nebraska legislature unanimously passed a bill that would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and place 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) introduced LB93 last year and it carried over into the 2018 session. The legislation would restrict the use of ALPRs to specific law enforcement functions, and place strict limits on the storage and sharing of any data collected by such systems.

The Nebraska unicameral legislature passed LB93 by a 47-0 margin. It now heads to Gov. Pete Ricketts desk for his signature.

LB93 would prohibit 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 would also allow the use of ALPRs to regulate the use of a parking facility. The proposed law would ban bulk collection of license plate data using …

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