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HB 493: Social Media Accounts Privacy


Social Media Accounts 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 or failing or refusing to hire prospective employee as result of employee's refusal to allow access to his or her social media account; provides for civil action; requires that civil action be brought within specified timeframe; provides for fees & costs.

Effective Date: 10/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Workforce Development and Tourism Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/22/2019 House • Filed
1/30/2019 House • Referred to Workforce Development and Tourism Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 62
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 62
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Workforce Development and Tourism Subcommittee