Illinois law will ban audio feeds of Illinois State Public Safety traffic

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Hmmmm.... Can they even regulate the reception of radio transmissions? Isn't that a federal thing?

The second part of the proposed bill seems to make sense:


1 (20 ILCS 2615/12 new)
2 Sec. 12. Use of public safety radio system by unauthorized
3 radios.
4 (a) Radio access to the public safety radio system within
5 the State may only be accomplished upon receipt of written
6 authorization granted by the appropriately licensed authority.
7 No person shall gain access to, or the ability to transmit on,
8 a public safety radio system (i) by changing, or causing to be
9 changed, the hardware, firmware, or software of a radio unit
10 causing it to duplicate the identity of a radio unit operating
11 on the system with proper authority or (ii) by cloning.
12 (b) Unauthorized access to the State's radio system in
13 violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.

Clone a radio, pay a fine.

That part, at least, makes sense to me.

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