Search and seizure of computer and contents. (SB1030)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Search and seizure of computer and contents. Provides that any search warrant issued for the search and seizure of a computer, computer network, or other device containing electronic or digital information shall be deemed to include the search and seizure of the physical components and the electronic or digital information contained in any such device or network. The bill also provides that the search of the contents of any such device or network may be done in any location and is not limited to the location where such device or network was seized. Read the Bill »


02/01/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101873D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2013Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


stephen writes:

The writer of this bill clearly doesn't keep up with the courts. They found that computer searches have there limits. This bill is over broad and would never stand up to a court challenge based on recent rulings by the courts.

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

The ACLU of Virginia is monitoring this legislation.