The state's latest version of an Eavesdropping Law is now on the books after a previous version was tossed out by the courts. The new law boosts penalties for people recording private conversations without getting permission first. Now, someone who records a phone conversation without permission could face a felony and time behind bars. Rumors have circulated that the measure made it illegal to record police officers while they're on duty. In reality, people can now record police officers because they don't have a reasonable expectation of privacy.