Search warrants; allows an affidavit to be delivered by facsimile after it is certified. (HB941)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Search warrants; affidavits, etc. Allows an affidavit in support of a search warrant to be delivered by facsimile after it is certified and provides that the certifying officer's designee or agent may deliver the affidavit. The bill adds a requirement that a copy of the affidavit be delivered to the clerk of the circuit court in the county or city where the warrant is issued if different than the county or city where the search is to be made. The inventory of seized property will go to the circuit court of the county or city where the search was conducted. The bill specifies that the officer or his designee or agent may deliver the warrant, inventory, and accompanying affidavit in person, by certified mail or by facsimile. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087005516
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/01/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Read first time
02/06/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Communicated to Senate
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N)
02/18/2008Read third time
02/18/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/18/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/18/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2008Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Placed on Calendar
02/20/2008Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB941ER)
02/21/2008Signed by Speaker
02/25/2008Signed by President
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 182 (effective 7/1/08)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 183 (effective 7/1/08)
03/05/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0183)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB229.


Doug Smith writes:

reported with technical amendment