Computer trespass; penalty. (HB258)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patron Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)


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. The bill specifies that a computer user is not required to be given notice of the activities of a computer hardware or software provider, an interactive computer service, or a telecommunications or cable operator that are required or authorized by law or that such user should expect may occur in the context of the user's transaction or relationship with that entity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101313D
01/02/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/03/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB258)
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/17/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice