Search of electronic device without warrant prohibited. (HB1349)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Search of electronic device without warrant prohibited. Provides that no officer of the law or any other person shall search any cellular telephone, tablet computer, portable computer, desktop computer, or other electronic device containing or designed to contain electronic data or digital information except by virtue of and under a warrant issued by a proper officer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/01/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100488D
12/01/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/14/2015Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1274-Farrell) (11-Y 0-N)
01/14/2015Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1274-Farrell)
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.


J P Welch writes:

As with HB 1348, search warrants should be required when law enforcement is intercepting personal data.