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SB 144: Searches of Cellular Phones and Other Electronic Devices

GENERAL BILL by Brandes

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.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 1/15/2021 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 01/26/21, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/4/2020 Senate • Filed
12/9/2020 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules
1/15/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 01/26/21, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building