There is one summary for H.R.1437. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/24/1979)

Citizen Protection Act of 1978 - Requires a subpoena duces tecum for the search and seizure of evidence when anyone acting under color of law has probable cause to believe evidence of a crime is located on or about premises in which the person in possession of the evidence has a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Permits issuance of a search warrant instead of a subpoena duces tecum only if there is probable cause to believe: (1) the person in possession of the evidence may be involved in the crime under investigation; or (2) the evidence sought to be seized would be destroyed, hidden, or moved if the subpoena duces tecum procedures set out in this Act were followed.

Creates a cause of action for any person injured by a violation of this Act. Allows punitive damages of up to $10,000 for each violation.