Public agencies; exclusion from mandatory disclosure, privacy of personal information, penalty. (HB970)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public agencies; privacy of personal information; penalty. Provides that public agencies shall not request personal donor information, defined in the bill, from (i) any individual or any entity organized under § 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) any bidder, offeror, or contractor of an agency. The bill prohibits such public agencies from disclosing personal information without the express, written permission of every individual who is identifiable from the potential release of such personal information, including individuals identifiable as members, supporters, or volunteers of, or donors to, the agency. The bill exempts the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006 from the requirements that public agencies protect personal information and refrain from requesting personal information. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102746D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB970)
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB970)
02/08/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/10/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Reported from General Laws with substitute (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Committee substitute printed 22105492D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105492D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB970H1
02/15/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB970H1)
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (55-Y 43-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (55-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/23/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Committee substitute printed 22106759D-S1
02/24/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/28/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106759D-S1
02/28/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB970S1
02/28/2022Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB970S1)
03/02/2022Senate substitute agreed to by House 22106759D-S1 (54-Y 46-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB970ER)
03/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB970ER)
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 525 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0525)

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