Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/01/1993 03:00 PM L&C

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
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  HB 187 INTERCEPTION OF PRIVATE COMMUNICATIONS                                
                                                                               
  TAPE 93-32, SIDE A                                                           
  Number 050                                                                   
                                                                               
  MARGOT KNUTH, ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY, DEPARTMENT OF                     
  LAW, spoke in support of the bill.  She said HB 187 would                    
  authorize the interception of private communications by                      
  state law enforcement officers to investigate the serious                    
  crimes of murder, kidnapping, and specified drug offenses.                   
  According to Ms. Knuth, federal law allows states to enact                   
  wiretapping laws only if, like this bill, they are at least                  
  as restrictive and protective of private communications as                   
  federal law.  (further analysis by the Department of Law is                  
  on file in the committee office)                                             
                                                                               
  Number 175                                                                   
                                                                               
  CAPTAIN GLENN FLOTHE, ALASKA STATE TROOPERS, testified in                    
  support of HB 187.  Captain Flothe stated that this bill                     
  would be another tool to be used in the most serious of                      
  crimes.  Captain Flothe added that he supported the comments                 
  of Ms. Knuth.                                                                
                                                                               
  Number 218                                                                   
                                                                               
  REP. MULDER moved for passage of HB 187 with individual                      
  recommendations and three fiscal notes.                                      
                                                                               
  No objections were heard; it was so ordered.                                 

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