Government Relations

UW System Position on Bills Introduced in the Legislature During the 2007-2008 Session

Pending Legislation

AB 8

Locker Room Written Policies

Full Description

(Schneider) Requires the owner or operator of a locker room to adopt a written policy  regarding conducting interviews in the locker room and the use of recording devices in the locker room.  Under the bill, it is a Class B misdemeanor to capture a representation of a nude or partially nude person while in a locker room and a Class A misdemeanor to exhibit, distribute, transmit, or broadcast such a representation.

Assembly Amendment 1 requires the written policy contain an exception in emergencies. The amendment also requires prominently posting the written policy.

Referred to:  Passed Assembly Criminal Justice, as amended 11-0.  Referred to Assembly calendar.

UW System Position

SUPPORT:  UW System supports efforts to ensure students, employees, and visitors who may utilize a locker room, are safe, and free from unwanted intrusion.   

UW System will embrace legislation to make sure there are clear, prominently posted written policies for interviews and recording devices in all locker rooms owned and operated by UW System.