SB 715

84(R) - 2015
Senate Criminal Justice
Senate Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

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Bob Hall

Bill Caption

Relating to sworn statements and other documentation provided to support the issuance of a search warrant.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State or units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 715 would allow a sworn statement by telephone or any means of electronic communication to be used by the magistrate to decide whether a search warrant should be issued.

Vote Recommendation Notes

SB 715 would increase the efficiency of obtaining information needed to obtain a search warrant. An increase of efficiency is within the purview of our limited government principle. We support this bill for preserving limited government.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Public Policy Foundation