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PRINTER'S NO. 1474
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
1077
Session of
2015
INTRODUCED BY VOGEL, EICHELBERGER, TEPLITZ, RAFFERTY, WHITE,
WAGNER, VULAKOVICH AND WARD, DECEMBER 11, 2015
REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, DECEMBER 11, 2015
AN ACT
Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in wiretapping and electronic
surveillance, further providing for exceptions to prohibition
of interception and disclosure of communications.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 5704(18) of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
§ 5704. Exceptions to prohibition of interception and
disclosure of communications.
It shall not be unlawful and no prior court approval shall be
required under this chapter for:
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(18) A person to intercept oral communications for
disciplinary or security purposes on a school bus or school
vehicle, as those terms are defined in 75 Pa.C.S. § 102
(relating to definitions), if all of the following conditions
are met:
(i) The school board has adopted a policy that
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authorizes audio interception on school buses or school
vehicles for disciplinary or security purposes.
(ii) Each school year, the school board [notifies
students and their parents or guardians of the policy, by
letter mailed to the students' home addresses.] includes
the policy in a student handbook and in any other
publication of the school entity that sets forth the
comprehensive rules, procedures and standards of conduct
for the school entity.
(iii) The school board posts a notice that students
may be audiotaped, which notice is clearly visible on
each school bus or school vehicle that is furnished with
audio-recording equipment.
This paragraph shall not apply when a school bus or school
vehicle is used for a purpose that is not school related.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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