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Committee rejects Calif. 911 call privacy bill

Posted: June 20, 2012 1:00 p.m.
Updated: June 20, 2012 1:00 p.m.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A state Senate committee has rejected a bill spurred in part by the release of 911 tapes involving Demi Moore.

The bill by Assemblywoman Norma Torres would have barred the news media from getting 911 emergency call audio tapes and transcripts.

Torres, a former emergency dispatcher, was upset with the release of the call describing the actress as shaking and convulsing in a January medical emergency. The Democrat from Pomona says her bill, AB1275, would protect patient privacy.

It cleared the Assembly but failed Tuesday in the Senate Public Safety Committee after news organizations objected.

Meanwhile, Assemblyman Mike Feuer, a Democrat from Los Angeles, has withdrawn AB2299. His Assembly-approved bill could have removed the home addresses of current and former law enforcement officers and judges from public property records.



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