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CS/HB 797: Search of Portable Electronic Device

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Trujillo ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Combee

Search of Portable Electronic Device; Provides legislative findings & intent; provides definitions; provides that information contained in portable electronic device is not subject to search by law enforcement officer incident to arrest except pursuant to warrant; provides exceptions; prohibits location informational tracking; prohibits governmental entity from obtaining location information of electronic device without valid search warrant; provides that search warrant may not be issued for location of electronic device for period longer than is necessary to achieve objective of warrant authorization; provides periods for validity of warrant; provides criteria to extend warrant for location information; provides exceptions.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Judiciary Committee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/14/2013 House • Filed
2/28/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 82
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 82
3/15/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 03/19/13, 9:00 am, 404 HOB
3/19/2013 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 4 -HJ 279
• Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee -HJ 279
3/25/2013 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/27/13, 10:30 am, 404 HOB
3/27/2013 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 1 -HJ 372
3/28/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 364
3/29/2013 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 383
5/3/2013 House • Died in Judiciary Committee