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HB21-1182

Missing Child Emergency Electronic Location Info

Concerning law enforcement's acquisition of location information of a missing child's telecommunications device in an emergency situation.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill requires a supervising representative of a law enforcement agency to order a designated security employee of a wireless telecommunications provider to provide the law enforcement agency, without requiring the agency to obtain a court order, location information concerning the telecommunications device of a missing child if:

  • An emergency situation exists because the time required to obtain a search warrant or other court order authorizing the acquisition of the information would frustrate the timely and safe recovery of the missing child; and
  • The request for location is made to the law enforcement agency by the missing child's parent or legal guardian.

However, a law enforcement agency shall not order the location information if the request is made by a parent or legal guardian who is a restrained person pursuant to an active protection order that identifies the missing child as a protected person, or if a law enforcement agency has an articulable reason to believe there is a custodial issue that has not been reviewed by a court.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. M. Lynch
Sen. J. Cooke

Sponsor

Rep. J. Rich, Rep. T. Van Beber, Rep. P. Will

Co-sponsor

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