School service providers; protection of student personal information. (HB749)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School service providers. Makes several changes to the provisions relating to the protection of student personal information by school service providers, including (i) providing that student personal information does not include information that is publicly available; (ii) defining "targeted advertising" as advertising that is presented to a student and selected on the basis of information obtained or inferred over time from such student's online behavior, use of applications, or sharing of student personal information and prohibiting school service providers from knowingly using or sharing any student personal information for the purpose of targeted advertising for students in operating a school service pursuant to a contract with a local school division; and (iii) clarifying that other provisions of law do not prohibit school service providers from performing certain acts, including disclosing student personal information to ensure legal or regulatory compliance, protect against liability, protect the security or integrity of its school service, respond to or participate in judicial process, or protect the safety of school service users or other individuals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102613D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Elementary and Secondary Education
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee Elementary and Secondary Education
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub:
02/05/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (HB749)
02/08/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 3-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Education with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed 16104625D-H1
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104625D-H1
02/12/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB749H1
02/15/2016Read third time and passed House (94-Y 4-N 1-A)
02/15/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2016Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB749H1)
02/25/2016Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB749ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB749ER)
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/11/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 438 (effective 7/1/16 see bill)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0438)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0438)