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CS/SB 846: Search and Seizure of a Portable Electronic Device

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Brandes ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Negron ; Soto ; Clemens ; Stargel ; Gibson ; Flores

Search and Seizure of a Portable Electronic Device; Providing that information contained in a portable electronic device is not subject to a search by a law enforcement officer incident to an arrest except pursuant to a warrant issued by a duly authorized judicial officer using procedures established by law; providing a remedy; providing that a court order may not be issued for the location of an electronic device for a period of time longer than is necessary to achieve the objective of the court order authorization; providing exceptions to the requirement to obtain a court order for location information, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/12/2013 Senate • Filed
2/19/2013 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 61
2/25/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/04/13, 3:30 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
3/4/2013 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 2 -SJ 114
3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 61
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 111
3/6/2013 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 114
5/3/2013 Senate • Died in Judiciary