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2015-2016 Regular Session - SB 159
Searches with Warrants; provide for the use of no-knock search warrants
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to searches with warrants, so as to provide for the use of no-knock search warrants; to provide for definitions; to change provisions relating to the issuance of search warrants; to provide for written policies relating to no-knock search warrants; to change provisions relating to the use of force in executing a search warrant; to change provisions relating to quashing a search warrant or suppressing evidence due to technical deficiencies; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jan/11/2016 - Senate Recommitted
Mar/09/2015 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/05/2015 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/24/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/23/2015 - Senate Hopper
1/11/2016 recommitted to Senate Committee on Judiciary Non-Civil
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