CALL NOW: Protect Survivor Privacy

Feb 02nd, 2023

Ask Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Members to support SB40

Police worn body cameras can capture victims at some of their most vulnerable and traumatic times. Sadly we have cases where perpetrators have posted this video on line in order to humiliate and intimidate survivors.

Senate Bill 40 strikes a balance between the need for transparency and accountability for law enforcement and the need to protect the privacy and dignity of survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. The bill maintains access to footage for victims/survivors, those accused of crimes, court cases, and discovery, but prevents public access through the public information act and – importantly, removes discretion from local government officials about which cases deserve privacy protections.

Senate Bill 40 will give victims and survivors privacy, and still protect transparency and accountability.
Urge the Members of the Judicial Proceedings Committee to support SB40.


William C. Smith, Jr., Chair (District 20, Montgomery County)
Phone: 410-841-3634 | 301-858-3634
E-mail: [email protected]

Jeff Waldstreicher (District 18, Montgomery County)
Phone: 410-841-3137 | 301-858-3137
E-mail: [email protected]

Jill P. Carter (District 41, Frederick County)
Phone: 410-841-3697 | 301-858-3697
E-mail: [email protected]

William G. Folden (District 4, Anne Arundel County)
Phone: 410-841-3704 | 301-858-3704
E-mail: [email protected]

Mary-Dulany James (District 34, Harford County)
Phone: 410-841-3158 | 301-858-3158
E-mail: [email protected]

Mike McKay (District 1, Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties)
Phone: 410-841-3565 | 301-858-3565
E-mail: [email protected]

C. Anthony Muse (District 26, Prince George's County)
Phone: 410-841-3092 | 301-858-3092
E-mail: [email protected]

Charles E. Sydnor, III (District 44, Baltimore County)
Phone: 410-841-3612 | 301-858-3612
E-mail: [email protected]

Alonzo Washington (District 22, Prince George's County)
Phone: 410-841-3155 | 301-858-3155
E-mail: [email protected]

Chris West (District 42, Baltimore & Carroll Counties)
Phone: 410-841-3648 | 301-858-3648
E-mail: [email protected]

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