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Peer-to-peer Support for First Responders (Watch)

SB 160 (Perry) creates a privileged exception for peer-to-peer communications between first responders, such as law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians/paramedics, public safety communications officers and dispatchers. The bill provides that such peer-to-peer communications are confidential and prevents first responders from testifying to the contents of such communications during legal proceedings and disciplinary hearings. The bill also creates several exceptions to the privilege. (Hughes)