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HB173  Electronic devices; search without warrant prohibited. (Farrell (by request))
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Summary as Introduced:

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Search of electronic device without warrant prohibited. Provides that no officer of the law or any other person shall search any cellular telephone, tablet computer, portable computer, desktop computer, or other electronic device containing or designed to contain electronic data or digital information except by virtue of and under a warrant issued by a proper officer.

 

Bill Status 1: Bill Status 2: Next Meeting: (date and time)
Passed by Indefinitely
Committee/Subcommitte: H-Courts of Justice

02/12/14 House: Left in Courts of Justice

 

Full Text of Bill:
14100584D
HOUSE BILL NO. 173
Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled December 23, 2013
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 19.2-59.2, relating to warrant requirement for search of devices containing digital information.
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Patron-- Farrell (By Request)
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Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 19.2-59.2 as follows:

§ 19.2-59.2. Search of electronic device without warrant prohibited.

No officer of the law or any other person shall search any cellular telephone, tablet computer, portable computer, desktop computer, or other electronic device containing or designed to contain electronic data or digital information except by virtue of and under a warrant issued by a proper officer.

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