Colorado Senate Bill 113 – Artificial Intelligence Facial Recognition

Bill No.:
SB 113
Bill Location:
ColoradoGovernors' Office
Bill Title:

Colorado Senate Bill 113 - Artificial Intelligence Facial Recognition

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NMA Recommendation:

UPDATE 6-8-22: Governor signed bill into law

UPDATE 5-11-22: Senate and House Conference Committees both voted in favor of the bill

UPDATE 5-9-22: Senate Considered House Amendments – Result was to Not Concur – Request Conference Committee

Senate Bill 113 would prohibit law enforcement agencies from engaging in ongoing surveillance, conducting real-time or near real-time identification, or from starting persistent tracking using facial recognition without a warrant. Under the proposed law, police could not use facial recognition as the “sole basis” for establishing probable cause and would require any department using facial recognition to develop and file an accountability report detailing how the system will be used. It has already passed the House State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and has been referred to Legislative Council.

The NMA supports this bill as a way to control the spread of intrusive surveillance measures that threaten the privacy and civil liberties of motorists. See here for a more detailed discussion of the problems associated with facial recognition technology.

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