Computer trespass; expands the crime. (SB378)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


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 a computer hardware or software provider, an interactive computer service, or a telecommunications or cable operator does not have to provide notice of its activities to a computer user that a reasonable computer user should expect may occur. This bill incorporates SB 844. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102624D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB378)
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/24/2020Assigned Juciciary sub: Criminal Law
01/24/2020Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/03/2020Incorporates SB844 (Mason)
02/03/2020Committee substitute printed 20107397D-S1
02/03/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB378S1)
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107397D-S1
02/05/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB378S1
02/06/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB378S1)
02/14/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
02/19/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read second time
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed House (90-Y 9-N)
02/24/2020VOTE: Passage (90-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB378ER)
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB378ER)
02/27/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
03/10/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 10, 2020
03/10/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 821 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0821)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB844.