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posted by janrinok on Sunday June 21 2015, @04:24PM   Printer-friendly
from the back-to-eating-donuts dept.

In a rare move against the advance of license plate readers, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) has vetoed a plan to acquire the scanners in the Bayou State. It had previously passed both houses of the Louisiana legislature overwhelmingly.

Many law enforcement agencies nationwide use these specialized cameras to scan cars and compare them at incredible speeds to a "hot list" of stolen or wanted vehicles. In some cases, that data is kept for weeks, months, or even years.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/06/louisiana-governor-vetoes-license-plate-reader-bill-citing-privacy-concerns/

[Related]: Governor's Statement

Senate Bill No. 250


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 22 2015, @06:10PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 22 2015, @06:10PM (#199530)

    Each party's Whip handles brokering the arrangements for congressmen in districts vulnerable to the given issue. In essence, for most major pieces of legislation, the vote counts are known in advance, with significant repercussions for those who reverse their position at the last minute. What you see on CSPAN during the vote count is more a fact that the Capitol complex is large, and it can take 15 or 20 minutes to get from their office to the floor for the vote.