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HB13-1046: Employee User Name Password Privacy Protection

Privacy & Technology
Bill Number: HB13-1046
Year: 2013
ACLU Position: Active Amend
Sponsors: Williams/Ulibarri


The bill prohibits an employer from requiring an employee or applicant for employment to disclose a user name, password, or other means for accessing a personal account or service through an electronic communications device. This does not include access to nonpersonal accounts or services that provide access to the employer's internal computer or information systems. The bill also prohibits an employer from discharging, disciplining, penalizing, or refusing to hire an employee or applicant who does not provide access to personal accounts or services.

The bill clarifies that an employer may investigate an employee to ensure compliance with securities or financial law or for suspected unauthorized downloading of proprietary information based on the receipt of information about these activities.

Current Status:

03/20/2013 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/17/2013 - Senate Second Reading Passed With Amendments
04/22/2013 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/01/2013 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/06/2013 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
05/11/2013 - Governor Action - Signed
02/12/2013 - House Committee on Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development Refer Amended to Appropriations

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