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SB24-129

Nonprofit Member Data Privacy & Public Agencies

Concerning protecting the privacy of persons associated with nonprofit entities, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting public agencies from taking certain actions relating to the collection and disclosure of data that may identify such persons.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subjects:
Local Government
State Government
Bill Summary

With certain exceptions, the bill prohibits a public agency from:

  • Requiring any person to provide the public agency with data that may identify a member of a nonprofit entity (member-specific data) or compelling the disclosure of member-specific data;
  • Disclosing member-specific data to any person; or
  • Requesting or requiring a current or prospective contractor or a current or prospective grantee of a grant program administered by the public agency to provide a list of nonprofit entities to which the current or prospective contractor or grantee has provided financial or nonfinancial support.

A nonprofit entity or any of its members affected adversely by a public agency's violation of the bill's provisions may initiate a civil action against the public agency in district court for injunctive relief, damages, or such other relief as is appropriate. Notwithstanding existing laws concerning governmental immunity, a court may award damages against a public agency that violates the bill's provisions as follows:

  • Not less than $2,500 for each violation; and
  • Not less than $7,500 for each intentional violation.

A court may also award the costs of litigation to a complainant that prevails in such an action.


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

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. C. Kolker, Sen. B. Pelton
Rep. L. Frizell, Rep. C. deGruy Kennedy

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