2017 House Bill 4891

Clarify that parent eavesdropping on child is not unlawful

Introduced in the House

Aug. 16, 2017

Introduced by Rep. Pete Lucido (R-36)

To add a parental exception to a law that defines eavesdropping that is not otherwise prohibited by law. The bill would permit eavesdropping by a parent or guardian who listens in on the private conversations of a child who is a minor.

Referred to the Committee on Families, Children and Seniors

Feb. 22, 2018

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

April 12, 2018

Passed in the House 105 to 3 (details)

Received in the Senate

April 17, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Families, Seniors, and Human Services