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CS/SB 470 (2020) -  Searches of Cellular Phones and Other Electronic Devices

by Criminal Justice and Brandes (CO-SPONSORS) Bracy
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: 07/01/2020
Last Event: 03/14/20 S Died in Judiciary on Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:00 AM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

Senate Referrals

  • Criminal Justice
    • On agenda for: 11/12/19 10:30 AM
    • Favorable With Committee Substitute (final action) Votes: Yeas 5   Nays 0
  • Judiciary
  • Rules

Related Bills

Bill Text

Staff Analysis

Chamber Committee
Chamber: Senate Committee: Criminal Justice 11/13/2019 12:44:32 PM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Criminal Justice 11/8/2019 10:07:36 AM

Vote History

(No Votes Recorded)

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: S Died in Judiciary Time: 03/14/2020 - 12:00 AM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: c1
Event: S Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration Time: 03/14/2020 - 12:00 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 125 Time: 01/14/2020 - 7:54 PM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Version: c1
Event: S Introduced -SJ 36 Time: 01/14/2020 - 11:02 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S Now in Judiciary Time: 11/18/2019 - 12:09 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: c1
Event: S Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute) Time: 11/13/2019 - 12:52 PM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Version: __
Event: S CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 134 Time: 11/12/2019 - 12:18 PM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 11/12/19, 10:30 am, 37 Senate Building Time: 11/05/2019 - 4:12 PM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Version: __
Event: S Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 36 Time: 11/01/2019 - 9:35 AM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Version: __
Event: S Filed Time: 10/07/2019 - 3:39 PM Member: Committee: Version: __