Government Data Collection & Dissemination Practices Act; dissemination of information. (HB1329)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; dissemination of information concerning religious preferences and affiliations. Prohibits any state agency maintaining an information system that includes personal information from disseminating to federal government authorities information concerning the religious preferences and affiliations of data subjects for the purpose of compiling a list, registry, or database of individuals based on religious affiliation, national origin, or ethnicity. This prohibition applies even if consent is given to disseminate such information to public institutions of higher education, state facilities under Title 37.2 (Behavioral Health and Developmental Services), and juvenile correctional facilities established pursuant to Title 66 (Juvenile Justice) or Chapter 11 (§ 16.1-226 et seq.) of Title 16.1 (Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Presented and ordered printed 18103412D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1329)
01/23/2018Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 4-N)
02/13/2018Left in General Laws