SB 144 -  Searches of Cellular Phones and Other Electronic Devices

by Brandes (CO-SPONSORS) Rodrigues
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: 07/01/2021
Last Event: 04/30/21 S Died in Rules on Friday, April 30, 2021 2:40 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

Senate Referrals

  • Criminal Justice
    • On agenda for: 01/26/21 9:00 AM
    • Favorable (final action) Votes: Yeas 7   Nays 1
  • Judiciary
    • On agenda for: 03/09/21 11:45 AM
    • Favorable (final action) Votes: Yeas 10   Nays 0
  • Rules

Related Bills

Staff Analysis

Chamber Committee
Chamber: Senate Committee: Judiciary 3/10/2021 11:26:11 AM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Judiciary 3/1/2021 1:27:33 PM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Criminal Justice 1/26/2021 3:21:21 PM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Criminal Justice 1/25/2021 8:37:39 AM

Vote History

(No Votes Recorded)

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: S Died in Rules Time: 04/30/2021 - 2:40 PM Member: Committee: Rules Version: __
Event: S Now in Rules Time: 03/10/2021 - 11:34 AM Member: Committee: Rules Version: __
Event: S Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 239 Time: 03/09/2021 - 3:38 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/09/21, 11:45 am, 412 Knott Building Time: 03/04/2021 - 3:29 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/02/21, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building --Temporarily Postponed Time: 03/02/2021 - 4:30 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: __
Event: S Introduced -SJ 47 Time: 03/02/2021 - 11:09 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Now in Judiciary Time: 01/26/2021 - 3:30 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: __
Event: S Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 7 NAYS 1 -SJ 177 Time: 01/26/2021 - 10:28 AM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 01/26/21, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building Time: 01/15/2021 - 3:18 PM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Version: __
Event: S Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 48 Time: 12/09/2020 - 11:12 AM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Version: __
Event: S Filed Time: 12/04/2020 - 9:49 AM Member: Committee: Version: __