Thursday, June 10, 2010

Neenah Public Library Bans Sex Offender

The Oshkosh Northwestern - Surveillance video from Neenah Public Library was used to determine the identity of a known sex offender, who was arrested by Neenah police in May and banned from the library shortly thereafter. State law was changed in 2007 to allow public libraries to share surveillance video with police without a court order when criminal activity is suspected.

2 comments:

SafeLibraries said...

Since you are the WLA, I'll bet you may be the best people to ask this:

What is the law involved, and a link.

What is the legislative history, and a link.

What other significant resources exist about this 2007 law, and please provide links. Guessing now, perhaps information from the proponents of the legislation may be relevant.

What other instances exist when the new law was applied and why.

Thank you.

Lisa Strand said...

Chapter 43.30 was the section of state statutes that was amended by SB 214 (signed into law 11/16/07 as Act 34). WLA's position on the issue:
http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/legis/libraryrecords.htm
The history of the bill: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2007/data/SB214hst.html