2019 Senate Bill 341

Require warrant to get electronic information from devices

Introduced in the Senate

May 22, 2019

Introduced by Sen. Pete Lucido (R-8)

To require police to get a warrant to access information in an electronic device including cell phones, or to access electronic communication information from an internet service provider, with a number of exceptions and exclusions, including one for stolen device reports. The bill would also prohibit the warrantless use by police of “cell-site simulators” that mimic a cellular base station and can intercept cell phone data from individuals.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety

Oct. 8, 2019

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Dec. 4, 2019

Passed in the Senate 35 to 1 (details)

Received in the House

Dec. 4, 2019

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary