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Cellphone tracking bill clears NV Senate

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CARSON CITY, NV (FOX5) -

A bill that would give police fast access to cellphone locations in emergencies has cleared a hurdle in Carson City.

SB268, approved by the Nevada Senate, would protect cellphone carriers in emergency situations. The bill will now go to the Assembly.

According to the Associated Press, in a committee hearing a Kansas mother described her frustrations with a cellphone company when her teenage daughter went missing in 2007.

That teen's body was discovered four days after the girl went missing and her mother believes police may have located her had her cellphone location been made available to police.

Nine other states have adopted similar laws.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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