This bill amends Section 13-3015 of the Arizona Revised Statutes regarding emergency interception of wire, electronic, or oral communications. Under current law, if an emergency situation exists involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person, the attorney general or a county attorney may authorize a peace officer or law enforcement agency to intercept such communications. The attorney general or county attorney must apply for an order authorizing the interception as soon as practicable, and in no event later than 48 hours after the emergency interception begins. If the authorization is not obtained within 48 hours or is denied, the interception must immediately terminate and any intercepted communications may not be used as evidence in any criminal or civil proceeding.

The bill changes the language from "determines" to "determine" in subsection A, and from "the provisions of" to "the provisions of" in subsections B and C. These changes do not have a substantive impact on the current law.

Statutes affected:
Introduced Version: 13-3015