SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

Sullivan County District Attorney Barry Staubus says there is a bill that would allow electronic search warrants by a device like an iPhone or iPad, instead of having an officer get face-to-face with a judge. Staubus says this would be especially helpful on nights and weekends.

We're told the requirements for a warrant would stay the same, but technology may help save time.

"It doesn't lower the standard of getting a search warrant, it just allows police officers to use new technology to do what they've always done. So, I think it makes a lot of sense. It's a common sense solution, it would really aid law enforcement and it would save money and time and it'd help taxpayers out as well," says Satubus.

The bill passed the house and is expected to go before the senate this week.