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HB16-1213

Civil Action For Intrusion With Electronic Device

Concerning a civil remedy for certain damages caused by an intrusion committed through the use of a device.
Session:
2016 Regular Session
Subject:
Civil Law
Bill Summary

The bill states that, with certain exceptions, a person has a private civil right of action against another person if:
  • With malicious intent, the other person intrudes, physically or otherwise, upon the person through the use of any device to capture, without the person's consent, a photograph, sound recording, or other physical impression or digital image of the person;
  • The person has a reasonable expectation of privacy at the time of the intrusion;
  • The intrusion is unreasonably offensive or objectionable; and
  • The person suffers emotional distress as a result of the intrusion.

The bill makes legislative findings and declarations.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. P. Lawrence
Sen. K. Lundberg, Sen. L. Newell

Sponsor

Rep. K. Van Winkle, Rep. J. Wilson

Co-sponsor

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