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HB 635: Social Media Privacy

GENERAL BILL by Dudley

Social Media Privacy; Prohibits employer from requesting or requiring access to social media account of employee or prospective employee; prohibits employer from taking retaliatory personnel action against employee as result of employee's refusal to allow access to his or her social media account; prohibits employer from failing or refusing to hire prospective employee as result of prospective employee's refusal to allow access to his or her social media account; authorizes civil action for violation; provides penalty for violation; provides for recovery of attorney fees & court costs; specifies that employer is not prohibited from seeking access to social media accounts used primarily for employer's business purposes.

Effective Date: 10/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (EDTS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/10/2015 House • Filed
11/17/2015 House • Referred to Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 55
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 55
3/11/2016 House • Died in Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee