HB 1608

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
  • Neutral


Bryan Hughes

Bill Caption

Relating to warrants issued to obtain location information from wireless communications devices and to public access to law enforcement or prosecutor requests for certain related location or communication information.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 1608 would require a search warrant to be issued for a government entity to obtain location information transmitted by a cellphone.

Analysis: HB 1608 promotes limited government by requiring a warrant for an individual's cellphone location information. We recommend voting YES on HB 1608.