H.R.3694 - Law Enforcement Officers Privacy Protection Act 106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-22] (Introduced 02/16/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/27/2000 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3694 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Law Enforcement Officers Privacy Protection Act - Amends rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to authorize: (1) a party to obtain discovery of law enforcement personnel records otherwise discoverable only upon a showing that there exists a reasonable basis, supported by facts, for contending that the records sought are necessary and material to an issue involved in the pending action; and (2) the court, in its discretion and after in camera review of such records, to order discovery of such records when the required showing has been made, subject to a protection order.
Introduced in House (02/16/2000)
Prohibits a party from obtaining discovery of any matter by reason of its relevance with respect to, or its use in leading to the discovery of admissible evidence as to, the existence of the reasonable basis.
Defines: (1) "law enforcement personnel records" to include documents that evaluate an officer's performance or a candidate's qualifications or that contain information of a personal nature about the office or the officer's family; and (2) "law enforcement officer" to include police, corrections, probation, parole, and judicial officers.