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HR 666 - Admission of Evidence Seized Without a Warrant in Certain Conditions - Key Vote

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Nick Rahall II voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (289-142) - (Key vote)

Title: Admission of Evidence Seized Without a Warrant in Certain Conditions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that relaxes the exclusionary rule by allowing evidence to be used in court if the police had a justifiable reason for obtaining the evidence without a search warrant.

Highlights:
  • Bars the exclusion of evidence obtained as a result of a search or seizure carried out under "circumstances justifying an objectively reasonable belief that it was in conformity with the Fourth Amendment."
  • Prohibits the exclusion of evidence because the evidence was obtained in violation of a statute, administrative rule or regulation, or rule of procedure unless exclusion is expressly authorized by statute or by a rule the Supreme Court prescribed.
  • Declares that this act does not apply to a search or seizure carried out by, or under the authority of, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, or the Internal Revenue Service.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Admission of Evidence Seized Without a Warrant in Certain Conditions

Sponsors

  • Bill McCollum (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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