Telecommunication records; warrant requirement, prohibition on collection by law enforcement. (HB1348)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Warrant requirement for certain telecommunications records; prohibition on collection by law enforcement. Provides that if an investigative or law-enforcement officer would be required to obtain a search warrant in order to obtain the contents of electronic communications or real-time location data from a provider of electronic communication service or remote computing service, the officer shall not use any device to intercept such communications or collect such real-time location data without first obtaining a search warrant authorizing the use of the device. Read the Bill »


01/28/2015: Merged into HB1408


12/01/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100493D
12/01/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/14/2015Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1408-Marshall, R.G.) (11-Y 0-N)
01/28/2015Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1408-Marshall, R.G.)


J P Welch writes:

As with HB 1274, search warrants should be required when law enforcement is intercepting personal data.

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

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation that would prohibit use of "stingrays" to gather real time cell phone data without a warrant.