Aug. 22, 2011
June 1, 2011(Key vote)
Title: Requires a Warrant to Search Cell Phones
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that would require a warrant in order to search the cell phone or other portable electronic device of a suspect.
-Enables law enforcement to search Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) without a warrant if it prevents destruction of evidence or an imminent threat (Sec. 1).
-Defines Portable Electronic Device as "a portable device that is capable of creating, receiving, accessing, or storing electronic data or communications" (Sec. 2).