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Senate Bill 0196


Senate Bill 0196

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Downloading of cell phone information by police. Prohibits a police officer from extracting or otherwise downloading information from a telecommunications device and retaining it as evidence pending trial for a violation of the law concerning typing, transmitting, or reading a text message while operating a motor vehicle unless: (1) the police officer has probable cause to believe that the telecommunications device has been used in the commission of a crime; or (2) the information is extracted or otherwise downloaded under a valid search warrant. Provides that if a law enforcement officer detains a person because the law enforcement officer believes the person has committed an infraction or ordinance violation, the law enforcement officer may not extract or otherwise download information from a cellular telephone or another wireless or cellular communications device possessed by the person at the time the person is detained unless: (1) the law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that the cellular telephone or other wireless or cellular communications device has been used in the commission of a crime; or (2) the information is extracted or otherwise downloaded under a valid search warrant.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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