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Summary: Currently, a sworn statement must be presented in person to obtain a warrant. HB 2227 would allow a magistrate to accept a sworn statement via telephone or other electronic communication for the acquisition of a warrant.
Analysis: HB 2227 has the potential to save time and money by not requiring an individual to acquire a warrant in person. However, this bill does not fall under any of our liberty principles. We remain neutral on HB 2227.