Personal Information Privacy Act; use of DMV-issued driver's license or ID card information. (SB40)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Scanning information from driver's license. Prohibits any merchant in the Commonwealth from scanning the machine-readable zone of an individual's identification card or driver's license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, except to (i) verify authenticity of the identification card or driver's license or to verify the identity of the individual if the individual pays for goods or services with a method other than cash, returns an item, or requests a refund or an exchange; (ii) verify the individual's age in certain circumstances; (iii) prevent fraud or other criminal activity if the individual returns an item or requests a refund or an exchange and the merchant uses a fraud prevention service company or system; or (iv) record, retain, or transmit information as required by state or federal law. Similar restrictions are imposed on a merchant's ability to retain or sell information obtained from such a scan. A person aggrieved by a violation may bring an action to recover damages of $100 per violation, reasonable attorney fees, and court costs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/16/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100987D
12/16/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Read second time
01/23/2014Reading of amendments waived
01/23/2014Committee amendments agreed to
01/23/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB40E
01/23/2014Printed as engrossed 14100987D-E
01/24/2014Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2014Placed on Calendar
01/31/2014Read first time
01/31/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2014Read second time
02/18/2014Read third time
02/18/2014Committee amendments agreed to
02/18/2014Engrossed by House as amended
02/18/2014Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/18/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2014House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB40ER)
02/24/2014Signed by Speaker
02/26/2014Signed by President
03/08/2014Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/08/2014Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/22/2014Placed on Calendar
04/23/2014House concurred in Governor's recommendation (93-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/23/2014Reenrolled bill text (SB40ER2)
04/23/2014Signed by President as reenrolled
04/23/2014Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/23/2014Enacted, Chapter 795 (effective 7/1/14)
04/23/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0795)