Sen. Tom Lee's Public Records Exemption Bill Passes Unanimously

Jordan Kirkland - March 27th, 2019

On Wednesday, Senator Tom Lee's that would prevent government agencies from releasing recordings from acts of mass violence passed unanimously in the Senate.

, inspired by last year's school shooting in Parkland that left 17 people dead, applies to photos, video, and audio that show people being killed. The bill defines a "mass violence" event as involving the deaths of three or more people, not including perpetrators. 

Senators voted 40-0 to approve the bill.

Lee claimed that the measure would helped victims impacted by such events.

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