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SB 1127 - Authorizes Interception of Wire, Electronic, or Oral Communications - Pennsylvania Key Vote

Jay Costa, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Amendment.

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Issues Related to SB 1127

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Amendment - Passage (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Interception of Wire, Electronic, or Oral Communications

Amendment - Amendment Adopted (House) (166-24) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Interception of Wire, Electronic, or Oral Communications

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend a bill that authorizes the Attorney General to give law enforcement officials permission to intercept wire, electronic, or oral communication devices.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes Attorney General to make written applications to a superior court judge for an order allowing the interception of a wire, electronic, or oral communication by law enforcement officers.

  • Specifies that law enforcement officers must be responsible for an investigation involving suspected criminal activities and interception must provide evidence of the following offenses:

    • Offenses dangerous to life, limb, or property or;

    • Offenses punishable by imprisonment for more than a year

  • Specifies that in the absence of the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General or District Attorney of the county may assume these responsibilities.

  • Prohibits buying or exchanging federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, such as coupons, stamps, or authorization cards.

  • Establishes a second degree felony for offenders if the amount involved is $2,500 or more.

  • Establishes a third degree felony for offenders if the amount involved is $1,000 or more, but less than $2,500.

  • Establishes a first degree misdemeanor for offenders if the amount involved is less than $1,000.

  • Specifies that this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Amendment - Amendment Adopted (Senate) (49-0) -

Title: Authorizes Interception of Wire, Electronic, or Oral Communications

Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Interception of Wire, Electronic, or Oral Communications

Sponsors

  • Ryan Patrick Aument (PA - R) (Out Of Office)

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