Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Geolocation information and unmanned aerial vehicles. Provides that, upon the request of a law enforcement agency, a provider of electronic communications services used by an electronic device is required to provide geolocation information concerning the electronic device to the law enforcement agency: (1) to allow the law enforcement agency to respond to a call for emergency services; or (2) in an emergency situation that involves the risk of death or serious bodily injury to an individual. Specifies that a law enforcement agency may make a request for geolocation information without first obtaining a search warrant or another judicial order that Geolocation information and unmanned aerial vehicles. Provides that, upon the request of a law enforcement agency, a provider of electronic communications services used by an electronic device is required to provide geolocation information concerning the electronic device to the law enforcement agency: (1) to allow the law enforcement agency to respond to a call for emergency services; or (2) in an emergency situation that involves the risk of death or serious bodily injury to an individual. Specifies that a law enforcement agency may make a request for geolocation information without first obtaining a search warrant or another judicial order that would otherwise be required to obtain the geolocation information if obtaining the search warrant or other judicial order would cause an unreasonable delay in responding to a call for emergency services or an emergency situation. Provides that, if a law enforcement agency makes a request for geolocation information without first obtaining a search warrant or another judicial order, the law enforcement agency shall seek to obtain the search warrant or other judicial order issued by a court based upon a finding of probable cause that would otherwise be required to obtain the geolocation information not later than 72 hours after making the request for the geolocation information. Requires a provider of electronic communications services used by electronic devices to submit the provider's emergency contact information to the state police department. Requires the state police department to: (1) maintain the emergency contact information submitted to the state police department by providers of electronic communication services; and (2) make the information immediately available to a state or local law enforcement agency. Allows the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle by a law enforcement officer or governmental entity without obtaining a search warrant if the law enforcement officer determines that the use of the unmanned aerial vehicle is required to obtain aerial photographs or video images of a motor vehicle accident site on a public street or public highway. ... View more