CS/SB 470: Searches of Cellular Phones and Other Electronic Devices
GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Brandes ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bracy
Searches of Cellular Phones and Other Electronic Devices; Expanding the grounds for issuance of a search warrant to include content held within a cellular phone, portable electronic communication device, or microphone-enabled household device when such content constitutes evidence relevant to proving that a felony has been committed; adopting the constitutional protection against unreasonable interception of private communications by any means for purposes of obtaining a search warrant; prohibiting the use of certain communication content in any trial, hearing or other proceeding which was obtained without a specified warrant, etc.
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
- Criminal Justice (CJ)
- Judiciary (JU)
- Rules (RC)
• Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 36
• On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 11/12/19, 10:30 am, 37 Senate Building
• CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 134
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Judiciary
• Introduced -SJ 36
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 125
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary
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