Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. (SB903)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. Creates the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. The bill allows fiduciaries to manage digital property like computer files, web domains, and virtual currency, and restricts a fiduciary%92s access to electronic communications such as email, text messages, and social media accounts unless the original user consented to such access in a will, trust, power of attorney, or other record. The bill repeals the Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act, which was enacted in 2015. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/22/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100085D
12/22/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/19/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Placed on Calendar
01/30/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Read second time
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed House (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/13/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB903ER)
02/14/2017Signed by Speaker
02/15/2017Signed by President
02/15/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/15/17
02/15/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017
02/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 80 (effective 7/1/17)
02/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0080)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1608.


Marsha Maines writes:

NOPE. VIOLATES The Virginia Data Collection and Dissemination Act, the Virginia Consumer codes, the Federal Privacy Act, E-Commerce Act, and is basically a legalization of biometric data THEFT by bar cards and other "fiduciaries". This bill is merely an attempt to Cover up the MASS LAND THEFT schemes occurring through the district court System by lawyers who purchased junk debt portfolios without Vetting the Source of Information obtained illegallay through subscriptions with MERS.