FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2014) — A bill that would allow search warrants to be completed electronically cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee today.
Senate Bill 45, sponsored by Committee Chair Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, would expand the state’s electronic arrest warrant program to also include search warrants.
Westerfield told committee members the electronic system would be more convenient and secure for police officers, prosecutors and judges. A person being served a search warrant would still receive a paper copy, he said.
SB 45 now goes to the full Senate for consideration.