GPS tracking device; provides authority & protocol for law enforcement to apply for search warrant. (SB685)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal procedure; GPS tracking device.  Provides the authority and the protocol for a law-enforcement officer to apply for a search warrant to permit the use of a GPS tracking device. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


02/16/2012Introduced at the request of Governor
02/16/2012Presented and ordered printed 12105373D
02/16/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/23/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB685)
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105690D-S1
02/28/2012Read first time
02/29/2012Read second time
02/29/2012Passed by for the day
03/01/2012Read second time
03/01/2012Committee substitute rejected 12105690D-S1
03/01/2012Floor substitute printed 12105784D-S2 (Reeves)
03/01/2012Reading of substitute waived
03/01/2012Substitute by Senator Reeves agreed to 12105784D-S2
03/01/2012Emergency clause added
03/01/2012Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB685S2
03/02/2012Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Reading of amendment waived
03/02/2012Amendment by Senator Reeves agreed to
03/02/2012Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute with amendment SB685ES2
03/02/2012Printed as engrossed 12105784D-ES2
03/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Placed on Calendar
03/05/2012Read first time
03/05/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/06/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Committee substitute printed 12105949D-H1
03/07/2012Read second time
03/08/2012Read third time
03/08/2012Passed by temporarily
03/08/2012Committee substitute rejected 12105949D-H1
03/08/2012Floor substitute printed 12106053D-H2 (Albo)
03/08/2012Substitute by Delegate Albo agreed to 12106053D-H2
03/08/2012Engrossed by House - floor substitute SB685H2
03/08/2012Passed House with substitute (97-Y 0-N)
03/08/2012VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012House substitute agreed to by Senate (33-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Title replaced 12106053D-H2
03/09/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB685ER)
03/09/2012Signed by Speaker
03/10/2012Signed by President
03/12/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB685ER)
04/06/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 679 (effective 4/6/12)
04/06/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0679)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 12 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1298.