Cellular phone; use as tracking device. (HB1903)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cellular phone used as tracking device. Provides that a cellular phone is a tracking device when it is used to track the movement of a person, and that such use requires a warrant issued by a judicial officer. Amends § 19.2-56.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/08/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102780D
  • 01/08/2013 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/17/2013 Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
  • 01/30/2013 Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
  • 02/05/2013 Left in Courts of Justice


stephen writes:

This is a great bill that protects the rights of the public from the trash in Government.

ACLU-VA Privacy Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virgina supports legislation that requires law enforcement officers to obtain a warrant based upon probable cause before tracking an individual through a cell phone.