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 Bill Status of HB3553  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  LIABILITY-UNSOLICITED IMAGES

House Sponsors
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Civil Liability for Unsolicited Intimate Images Act. Provides that any person 18 years of age or older who knowingly transmits an intimate image by computer or other electronic means to the computer or electronic communication device of another person 18 years of age or older when such other person has not consented to the use of the other person's computer or electronic communication device for the receipt of such material or has expressly forbidden the receipt of such material shall be considered a trespass and shall be liable to the recipient of the intimate image for actual damages or $500, whichever is greater. Provides that the Act does not apply to (i) any Internet service provider, mobile data provider, or operator of an online or mobile application, to the extent that such entity is transmitting, routing, or providing connections for electronic communications initiated by or at the direction of another, (ii) any service that transmits an intimate image, including an on-demand, subscription or advertising-supported service, (iii) a health care provider that transmits an intimate image for a legitimate medical purpose, or (iv) any transmission of commercial email. Provides that venue for an action under the Act may lie in the jurisdiction where the intimate image is transmitted from or where the intimate image is received or possessed by the plaintiff.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  2/17/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2023HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/9/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 010-005-000
  3/9/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/22/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/22/2023HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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