Telephone systems within correctional facilities; fees and records of communications. (HB674)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Telephone systems within correctional facilities. Provides that no records of communications made by inmates from telephone systems within correctional facilities shall be disclosed without a search warrant, except upon the request of an inmate for the inmate's own records to be disclosed to him or his attorney. The bill requires that each correctional facility create and maintain an audit log for each inmate that shall (i) identify each disclosed record and (ii) include a copy of the search warrant issued to obtain such record. The bill provides that any records of communications obtained unlawfully shall not be admissible as evidence in a prosecution or civil action. The bill also removes provisions regarding allowable forms of payment and payment rates for calls to numbers on an approved call list using such telephone systems. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100971D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/01/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022Left in Public Safety

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