Consumer Data Protection Act; establishes a framework for controlling and processing personal data. (HB2307)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Sen. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Ashburn)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Consumer Data Protection Act. Establishes a framework for controlling and processing personal data in the Commonwealth. The bill applies to all persons that conduct business in the Commonwealth and either (i) control or process personal data of at least 100,000 consumers or (ii) derive over 50 percent of gross revenue from the sale of personal data and control or process personal data of at least 25,000 consumers. The bill outlines responsibilities and privacy protection standards for data controllers and processors. The bill does not apply to state or local governmental entities and contains exceptions for certain types of data and information governed by federal law. The bill grants consumer rights to access, correct, delete, and obtain a copy of personal data and to opt out of the processing of personal data for purposes of targeted advertising, the sale of personal data, or profiling of the consumer. The bill provides that the Attorney General has exclusive authority to enforce violations of the law, and the Consumer Privacy Fund is created to support this effort. The bill directs the Joint Commission on Technology and Science to establish a work group to review the provisions of this act and issues related to its implementation, and to report on its findings by November 1, 2021. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2023. This bill is identical to SB 1392. Read the Bill »


03/02/2021: signed by governor


01/20/2021Presented and ordered printed 21103250D
01/20/2021Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2307)
01/25/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2021Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Committee substitute printed 21103642D-H1
01/26/2021Read first time
01/27/2021Passed by for the day
01/28/2021Read second time
01/28/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103642D-H1
01/28/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2307H1
01/29/2021Read third time and passed House (89-Y 9-N)
01/29/2021VOTE: Passage (89-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/02/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2307H1)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Committee substitute printed 21200206D-S1
02/16/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2307S1)
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Passed by for the day
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200206D-S1
02/19/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2307S1
02/19/2021Passed Senate with substitute (32-Y 7-N)
02/19/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200206D-S1 (85-Y 8-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: Adoption (85-Y 8-N)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2307ER)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2307ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
02/26/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
02/26/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/02/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 35 (effective - see bill)
03/02/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0035)
03/02/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 35 (effective - 1/1/23)