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S.F. No. 1263 - Electronic Tracking Warrants
 
Author: Senator Jim Abeler
 
Prepared By: Kenneth P. Backhus, Senate Counsel (651/296-4396)
 
Date: February 18, 2019



 

Overview

S.F. No. 1263 clarifies the applicability of overlapping laws relating to court-issued warrants to the electronic device location-tracking warrant law.  This language was part of the 2018 vetoed Omnibus Supplemental Appropriations bill.

Section 1 amends the statute concerning the sealing and disclosure of a warrant for wire, electronic, or oral communications to distinguish and exempt location-tracking warrants from the general requirements.  Location-tracking warrants have unique restrictions and requirements under statute.

Section 2 amends the statute concerning the sealing of a warrant for a pen register, trap and trace device, or mobile tracking device to distinguish and exempt location-tracking warrants from the requirements.

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