Mike Maharrey writes:
On Tuesday, a Missouri House committee passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in the Show Me State, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.
Sen. Will Kraus (R-Lee’s Summit) introduced Senate Bill 84 SB84 on Jan. 4.
On Tuesday, the House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee passed SB84 with a number of technical amendments. The Senate previously approved the measure by a 33-0 vote.
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Update May 10: the bill passed a final House Committee and now moves to the full House for consideration.