Personal representatives; access to digital accounts. (HB1752)

Introduced By

Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria) with support from co-patron Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Powers of personal representatives; digital accounts. Provides that the personal representative of a decedent has the power to take control of, conduct, continue, or terminate the decedent's accounts on any social networking website, microblogging or short message service website, or electronic mail service website. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103081D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/21/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Committee substitute printed 13104889D-H1
02/01/2013Incorporates HB1584
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104889D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1752H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House (96-Y 0-N 4-A)
02/05/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N 4-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (8-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Committee substitute printed 13105142D-S1
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105142D-S1
02/18/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1752S1
02/18/2013Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Placed on Calendar
02/19/2013Senate substitute agreed to by House 13105142D-S1 (95-Y 0-N 4-A)
02/19/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N 4-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1752ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 280 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0280)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 18 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB913.