Senate bill 250 of course is another “nanny state” protection that is attempting to help law enforcement after East Helena resident Darrel Dullum went missing after a night out at the East Helena Eagles Club a few years ago and his body was found in a creek a couple of weeks later. While I feel for any family that has lost a loved one tragically I fail to see how forcing a business to comply with something like this will actually help.
The scary part for me in these types of bills are phrases such as;
The department shall adopt rules to implement this section, including rules specifying the location and resolution capability of the camera and the length of time that photographs taken by a camera required by this section must be maintained by the licensee.Like a lot of good intention laws on the books the administrative rules run amuck after the bill is passed and the bureaucrats in the departments start “writing the rules” to protect ourselves from ourselves. I can envision requirements for thousands of dollars in cameras and equipment to comply with this law not to mention yearly inspections and inspection fees by those same fine bureaucrats.
What a bunch of BS. This even puts Don Ryan’s stupid hand towel bill of last session to shame
Further detail on The Montana WatchDog