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Missing Child Emergency Electronic Location Info

Concerning law enforcement's acquisition of location information of a missing child's telecommunications device in an emergency situation.
2021 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill requires a supervising representative of a law enforcement agency to order a designated security employee of a wireless telecommunications provider to provide the law enforcement agency, without requiring the agency to obtain a court order, location information concerning the telecommunications device of a missing child if:

  • An emergency situation exists because the time required to obtain a search warrant or other court order authorizing the acquisition of the information would frustrate the timely and safe recovery of the missing child; and
  • The request for location is made to the law enforcement agency by the missing child's parent or legal guardian.

However, a law enforcement agency shall not order the location information if the request is made by a parent or legal guardian who is a restrained person pursuant to an active protection order that identifies the missing child as a protected person, or if a law enforcement agency has an articulable reason to believe there is a custodial issue that has not been reviewed by a court.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. M. Lynch
Sen. J. Cooke


Rep. J. Rich, Rep. T. Van Beber, Rep. P. Will


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