Electronic identity management; standards, liability. (SB814)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electronic identity management; standards; liability. Creates the Identity Management Standards Advisory Council to advise the Secretaries of Technology and Transportation on the adoption of technical and data standards regarding the verification and authentication of identity in digital and online transactions. Electronic identity providers that adhere to the adopted standards would be immune from civil liability related to the issuance of an electronic identity credential, absent gross negligence or willful misconduct. The bill also establishes in the Code of Virginia the concept of an identity trust framework operator, an entity that establishes rules and policies for identity providers operating within the framework and issues electronic trustmarks to such providers signifying compliance with the rules and policies of that trust framework. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100943D
01/02/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/2015Assigned GL&T sub: #2
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB814)
02/02/2015Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Committee substitute printed 15104337D-S1
02/04/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Read second time
02/05/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104337D-S1
02/05/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB814S1
02/06/2015Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Placed on Calendar
02/10/2015Read first time
02/10/2015Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
02/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB814S1)
02/16/2015Reported from Science and Technology with amendments (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Read second time
02/18/2015Read third time
02/18/2015Committee amendments agreed to
02/18/2015Engrossed by House as amended
02/18/2015Passed House with amendments (89-Y 8-N 1-A)
02/18/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (89-Y 8-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB814ER)
02/25/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB814ER)
02/25/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/26/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 483 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0483)