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Police camera video access bill clears North Carolina House

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation setting up rules for how the public can access restricted video recordings from North Carolina law enforcement body cameras and dashboard cameras has cleared the House after more attempts to alter the process failed.

The legislation approved 94-20 on Monday now heads to the Senate in the final days of this year's General Assembly work session.

The bill states the footage is not public record, but people who are recorded or their representatives can request their release by the agency that generated the video. The person could still go to court to secure its release.

As during initial floor debate last week, the chamber voted down amendments Monday. One would have defined these videos as public records.

Bill sponsors describe the legislation as crafted to balance privacy and transparency.

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