Apr 12, 2015 10:03 AM

NH lawmakers to hear bill on police warrants for cell data

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) - Senators are set to take testimony on a bill that would prohibit the police from obtaining location data off a cell phone without a warrant.

The bill, which already passed the House, is up for a public hearing Tuesday. The measure would also prohibit police or government entities from placing an electronic location device on a person or piece of property without a warrant. The bill lists several exceptions, such as in cases of responding to calls for emergency services or in cases of missing children.

Another bill up for a hearing would prohibit accountants who do work for licensed marijuana dispensaries from being arrested or prosecuted. Lawmakers will also take testimony on a bill to clarify the state law that says convicted felons cannot run for political office.


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