House Bill 3944

Audio Recordings Currently a Felony
11:11 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Illinois Lawmakers Review Eavesdropping Bill

A proposal that would allow people to make recordings of police passed out of an Illinois House committee.

Under current law it's legal to make a video of police. But if the recording captures sound, it's a felony that can land someone in jail for years.

Legislators approved the measure (HB 3944) despite objections from law enforcement.

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