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Senate Local Government committee has one bill on Jan 23

January 21, 2015

1401821313On Friday, January 23rd, at 8:00 AM the Senate Local Government committee will take up one bill.

SB 16 – revise certain provisions safeguarding law enforcement radio communications.

This bill comes from the Office of the Attorney General. This bill has three sections removing small pieces of code, but then has a section that seems to be a simplified version. Basically this is what the new code is:

Any person who possesses any device actively receiving law enforcement or emergency dispatch audio or emergency dispatch text while committing a felony is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

I don’t see the point of this. Since there is already a felony going on, why bother adding a misdemeanor? I thought the bill was good with the code removal, just not sure the new code is needed.

  1. Merlyn Schutterle
    January 23, 2015 at 10:37 am

    It’s because law enforcement loves to get them in more trouble, and it keeps lawyers a little more busy.

    • January 23, 2015 at 11:12 am

      I agree. It has been a pet peeve of mine for years though.

  1. January 22, 2015 at 9:07 pm
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