Computer and digital forensic services; exempt from regulation as private security service business. (HB2271)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Computer and digital forensic services; exempt from regulation as a private security service business.  Exempts from regulation as a private security service business any individual engaged in (i) computer or digital forensic services or in the acquisition, review, or analysis of digital or computer-based information, whether for purposes of obtaining or furnishing information for evidentiary or other purposes or for providing expert testimony before a court, or (ii) network or system vulnerability testing, including network scans and risk assessment and analysis of computers connected to a network. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102595D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/26/2011Reported from Science and Technology with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Committee substitute printed 11104665D-H1
01/27/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2271)
01/27/2011Read first time
01/28/2011Read second time
01/28/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104665D-H1
01/28/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2271H1
01/31/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/16/2011Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read third time
02/21/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2271ER)
02/26/2011Signed by Speaker
02/28/2011Signed by President
03/10/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2271ER)
03/18/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 263 (effective 7/1/11)
03/18/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0263)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 30 seconds.