A N A C T
RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- MOUNTED VIDEO/AUDIO SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS -- STATE POLICE
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Title 42 of the General Laws entitled "State Affairs and Government" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following chapter:
MOUNTED VIDEO/AUDIO SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS
42-28.9-1. Declaration of policy. - The general assembly recognizes alcohol related traffic fatalities require special legislative initiatives. Over one million (1,000,000) people are either killed or injured every year due to alcohol related crashes. About three (3) out of five (5) Americans will be affected by an alcohol related crash at some time in their lives. Economic costs of alcohol related crashes are estimated to be forty-five billion (45,000,000,000) yearly. Based on these statistics and projections, it will be the state legislature's policy to provide more resources to state law enforcement to reduce alcohol related vehicular crashes and fatalities.
42-28.9-2. Purpose and intent. - The purpose of this chapter is to provide greater access to state law enforcement to video surveillance cameras to reduce alcohol related traffic fatalities.
42-28.9-3. State to provide video/audio surveillance devices. - The state shall provide ten (10) mounted video/audio surveillance cameras annually to the Rhode Island state police for each of the next five (5) years and said devices shall be utilized by the state police consistent with the intent of this chapter.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.