Invasion of privacy; civil action, damages, attorney fees and costs. (HB1602)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Invasion of privacy; civil action; damages; attorney fees and costs. Creates a civil cause of action for the physical and constructive invasion of privacy where a person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass, enters onto the land or into the airspace above the land of another person to capture an image, as specified in the bill, of private property or an individual located on the private property without consent or uses any device, including an unmanned aircraft system, to capture such an image in lieu of physically entering the land or airspace. The bill creates the same causes of action where a person, with the intent to engage in criminal activity, enters onto the land or into the airspace above the land of another person, or uses any device, including an unmanned aircraft system, to engage in such activity in lieu of physically entering the land or airspace. The bill allows a plaintiff to recover the greater of actual damages or $1,000, along with reasonable attorney fees and costs. The bill allows a court to award punitive damages when actual damages are awarded. Read the Bill »

Status

02/03/2017: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/03/2017Committee
01/03/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101978D
01/03/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/01/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
02/03/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Committee substitute printed 17105190D-H1
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Passed by for the day
02/07/2017No action taken
02/07/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1602H1)
02/07/2017No further action taken
02/25/2017Failed to pass in House