Bill Status of HB4470 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: CELL SITE SIMULATOR DEVICE-USE
Rep. Ann M. Williams - Peter Breen - Adam Brown - Emanuel Chris Welch - Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Robyn Gabel, Carol Ammons, Tim Butler, Rita Mayfield, Dwight Kay, Anna Moeller, Sam Yingling, Elaine Nekritz, Laura Fine and David R. Leitch
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Citizen Privacy Protection Act. Provides that a law enforcement agency may not use a cell site simulator device, except to locate or track the location of a communications device or to identify a communications device. Except as provided in the Freedom From Location Surveillance Act, a court order based on probable cause that a person whose location information is sought has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime, is required for any permitted use of a cell site simulator device. Provides that an application for a court order to use a cell site simulator device, including an emergency application under the Freedom From Location Surveillance Act, must include a description of the nature and capabilities of the cell site simulator device to be used and the manner and method of its deployment, including whether the cell site simulator device will obtain data from non-target communications devices. Provides that an application for a court order to use a cell site simulator device, including an emergency application under the Freedom From Location Surveillance Act, must also include a description of the procedures that will be followed to protect the privacy of non-targets of the investigation, including the immediate deletion of data obtained from non-target communications devices. Provides that if the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that a law enforcement agency used a cell site simulator to gather information in violation of the limits in the Act, then the information shall be presumed to be inadmissible in any judicial or administrative proceeding. Defines "cell site simulator device", "communications device", and "law enforcement agency".