Electronic communication service providers, etc.; search warrants executed upon. (SB1009)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Search warrants executed upon electronic communication service providers or remote computing service providers. Provides that a search warrant for records or other information pertaining to a subscriber to, or customer of, an electronic communication service or remote computing service that is transacting or has transacted any business in the Commonwealth, including the contents of electronic communications, may be served upon such a provider within or without the Commonwealth by mail, facsimile, or other electronic means. Currently, there is no provision for service of such a warrant outside the Commonwealth nor is there a specific provision allowing for mail, fax or electronic service. Additionally, under current law, electronic communications are expressly excluded from the coverage of the warrant. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098280824
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1009)
02/02/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2009Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/18/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/20/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Committee substitute printed 090954220-H1
02/24/2009Read second time
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090954220-H1
02/25/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1009H1
02/25/2009Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Title replaced 090954220-H1
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1009ER)
03/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1009ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 725 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0725)