There is one summary for H.R.3694. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/16/2000)

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.

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.