Wiretap bill becomes law
3:51 pm, February 13th, 2013
A bill allowing superior court judges to issue wiretap warrants with statewide applicability is among the first pieces of legislation signed into law by the governor this session.
Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 55 today.
The bill amends the current wiretap law and overrides a January state Supreme Court decision limiting applicability to the jurisdiction in which the wiretap listening post is located.
The bill was strongly backed by the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia and zipped through both chambers of the General Assembly.