Electronic tracking devices; person who installs, etc., without consent, Class 3 misdemeanor. (HB1981)

Introduced By

Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use of electronic tracking devices; penalty. Provides that any person who uses an electronic tracking device through intentionally deceptive means and without consent to track the location of another person is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. The bill includes exceptions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101088D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/21/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Read first time
01/28/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Committee substitute printed 13105163D-S1
02/18/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105163D-S1
02/19/2013Reading of amendments waived
02/19/2013Amendments by Senator Vogel agreed to
02/19/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments HB1981S1
02/19/2013Passed Senate with substitute with amendments (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Passed Senate with substitute with amendments (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Placed on Calendar
02/21/2013Senate substitute with amendments agreed to by House 13105163D-S1 (89-Y 1-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (89-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1981ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/27/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1981ER)
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 434 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0434)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 10 minutes.