Human tracking devices; unlawful use thereof by insurer or employer. (HB53)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlawful use of human tracking devices.  Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor to cause a person to have an identification/tracking device or mark implanted or permanently or semipermanently incorporated into or on his body, skin, teeth, hair, or nails without his informed written consent, or to use an implanted device to track him without his informed written consent. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/22/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100926D
12/22/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/13/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/18/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB53)
01/27/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Committee substitute printed 10104679D-H1
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB53H1)
02/09/2010Read second time
02/09/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104679D-H1
02/09/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB53H1
02/10/2010Read third time and passed House (88-Y 9-N 1-A)
02/10/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (88-Y 9-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2010Assigned C&L sub: Miscellaneous
03/08/2010Left in Commerce and Labor


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Public Safety

Waldo Jaquith writes:

I'd love to get the story behind this bill.

Harry Landers writes:

Is there really any of this going on? Is there any reason to believe that it might be?

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Del. Cole told the Washington Post that this bill is an important step to ward off the antichrist. Del. Carrico agrees.

Maybe this bill should be tagged "mental health."

matthew w harrington writes:

i have been tracked by the u.s. federal government for four years. they can read what i am thinking. this is two years after calling ex-preident bush and the f.b.i. torturing me for two years. i cannot prove that i have been tagged or chipped. the a.c.l.u. says the case is too big. taht all i want to say.

matthew w harrington writes:

i have been tracked with voices 24hours a day for the last four years. this is after calling the ex-president bush. the f.b.i. had poisoned me and then i was chipped or tagged. this is crazy because i cannot even get an m.r.i. to prove this. the says the case would be too big.that is all i have to say. class a misdeamnor ha. i have nothing to hide. anassociate degree in electronics. the voices are going to end by the time i say. god dammit.

matthew w harrington writes:

someone contact me at if you were me and need guidance or have a suggestion as to what i should do. please do not say contact a pychiatrist. matthew w. harrington