HB 2227

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Gene Wu

Bill Caption

Relating to sworn affidavits provided to support the issuance of a search warrant.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

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.