Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants an end to facial recognition software use by police. Sanders called for the ban as part of a introduced today .
The plan also calls for the ban of for-profit prisons and allowing law enforcement agencies to benefit from civil asset forfeitures.
The move comes at a time when lawmakers in states like Michigan and New Jersey are also considering bans, while California lawmakers are considering a ban on use of facial recognition software in police body cameras.
In recent months, cities like and passed facial recognition software bans on police and city department use on the grounds of racial justice, privacy, and fear of misuse.
are exploring the use of real-time facial recognition with a