SB 163 Prohibits two-way telecommunications devices and their component parts in correctional centers and jails
Sponsor: Romine
LR Number: 0323S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety
Last Action: 5/12/2017 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 163-Romine Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SB 163 - Under current law, it is a crime to possess, deliver, deposit, or conceal certain items in a prison or jail. This act adds two-way telecommunications devices and their component parts to the list of prohibited items.

This act provides that the prohibition on telecommunications devices does not apply to law enforcement officers lawfully engaged in their duties or any person who is authorized to use such a device in the facility.

This act is similar to HB 207 (2017), SB 689 (2016), and HB 1837 (2016), is similar to a provision of SS/SCS/SBs 112, 212, 143, & 234 (2015), and is similar to SB 252 (2015).