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CS/SB 210: Searches of Cellular Phones and Other Electronic Devices

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Brandes

Searches of Cellular Phones and Other Electronic Devices; Expanding the grounds for issuance of a search warrant; providing that content held within a cellular phone, microphone-enabled household device, or portable electronic communication device may constitute evidence relevant to proving that a felony has been committed; authorizing specified persons to provide information, facilities, or technical assistance to a person authorized by law to intercept wire, oral, or electronic communications if the person has been provided with a search warrant; providing that a good faith reliance on a search warrant issued under certain provisions constitutes a complete defense against specified actions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/21/2018 Senate • Filed
1/10/2019 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 48
2/4/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 02/11/19, 2:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
2/11/2019 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 159
2/13/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Judiciary
3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 48
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 151
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary