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CS/CS/CS/SB 1256: Search of the Content, Information, and Communications of Cellular Phones, Portable Electronic Communication Devices, and Microphone-enabled Household Devices

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Judiciary ; Criminal Justice ; Brandes

Search of the Content, Information, and Communications of Cellular Phones, Portable Electronic Communication Devices, and Microphone-enabled Household Devices; Revising the exceptions to conduct that constitute unlawful access to stored communications; authorizing an investigative or law enforcement officer to apply to a judge of competent jurisdiction for a warrant, rather than an order, authorizing real-time location tracking or acquisition of historical location data; authorizing any investigative or law enforcement officer who is specially designated by certain persons and who makes specified determinations to engage in real-time location tracking if a warrant is later obtained as specified, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Messages
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/14/2017 Senate • Filed
1/11/2018 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 145
• Introduced -SJ 145
2/1/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 02/06/18, 9:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building
2/6/2018 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 4 NAYS 1 -SJ 337
2/8/2018 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Judiciary -SJ 337
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/13/18, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 338
2/13/2018 Senate • CS/CS by Judiciary; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 353
2/14/2018 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/15/2018 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 353
2/19/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/22/18, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
2/20/2018 Senate • CS/CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 358
2/22/2018 Senate • CS/CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -SJ 384
2/26/2018 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 384
• CS/CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 390
3/2/2018 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/06/18 -SJ 771
3/6/2018 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 761
• Amendment(s) adopted (739040) -SJ 762, 764
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 764
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/7/2018 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 849
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 36 NAYS 0 -SJ 849
3/7/2018 House • In Messages
3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Messages