Protection of Social Security Numbers Act; first five digits to be confidential from disclosure. (HB2427)

Introduced By

Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), and Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protection of Social Security Numbers Act; penalties. Provides that the first five digits of a social security number contained in a public record shall be confidential and exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. The bill does allow release of a social security number under certain limited circumstances, including proper judicial order; to federal, state or local law-enforcement or correctional personnel; by one agency to another agency in Virginia or to an agency in another state, district, or territory of the United States; and to any data subject exercising his rights under the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act. The bill provides for penalties for violation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 095969620
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2009Assigned GL sub: FOIA
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/03/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Committee substitute printed 096012620-H1
02/04/2009Read first time
02/05/2009Read second time
02/05/2009Committee substitute agreed to 096012620-H1
02/05/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2427H1
02/06/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/06/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/18/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/23/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/23/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/23/2009Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Placed on Calendar
02/25/2009Senate amendment agreed to by House ( 98-Y 1-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2427H1)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2427ER)
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2427ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 213 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0213)


This bill mentions Richmond.