Computer trespass; penalty. (HB1986)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Computer trespass; penalty. Expands the crime of computer trespass to provide that the prohibited actions that constitute computer trespass are criminalized if done through intentionally deceptive means and without authority and specifies that monitoring and interaction involving a subscriber's Internet or other network connection or service is not considered computer trespass unless such monitoring or interaction is done through intentionally deceptive means without authorization or with malicious intent. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103601D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/12/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB1986)
01/23/2017Committee substitute printed 17104626D-H1
01/23/2017Reported from Science and Technology with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB1986H1)
01/24/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1986H1)
02/01/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1377.