The Senate on Tuesday gave approval on second reading to searches that bypass going to a judge for a warrant. It needs a third Senate reading before heading to the House.
The bill was amended to make it clear that police need a reasonable suspicion that the person was involved in a crime before searching them or their property. Bill sponsor Sen. Glenn McConnell said they also have to own a car being searched.
Meanwhile, the Charleston Republican said that the juvenile or adult offender would have to tell anyone they're living with that their homes are subject to search without a warrant. Failing to do that would be a parole violation.