H.R.1437 - Citizen Protection Act of 197896th Congress (1979-1980)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Quayle, Dan [R-IN-4] (Introduced 01/24/1979)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||01/24/1979 Referred to House Committee on the Judiciary.|
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Summary: H.R.1437 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.