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HB 1201: Consent to Search Advisement

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: HB 1201
Year: 2010
ACLU Position: Active Support
Sponsors: Rep. Middleton; Sen. Steadman


Before conducting a consensual search of a car or a pedestrian, the bill requires a peace officer to inform the person that he or she has the right to say No to the officer's request to perform a search. The consent applies only to searches for which there is otherwise no legal basis.

Read the bill here.

Current Status:

02/22/2010 Passes House Judiciary; Refer Amended to House Floor
03/22/2010 Passes (UNANIMOUSLY) Senate Judiciary; Refer Amended to Senate floor.
03/03/2010 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
03/01/2010 Passes House 3rd Reading
02/26/2010 Passes House 2nd Reading
03/29/2010 Passes (UNANIMOUSLY) Senate
03/30/2010 Signed by Governor
01/25/2010 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

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