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CS/SB 186 (2016) -  Social Media Privacy

by Commerce and Tourism and Clemens
Prohibiting an employer from requesting or requiring access to a social media account of an employee or prospective employee; prohibiting an employer from taking retaliatory personnel action against an employee as a result of the employee’s refusal to allow access to his or her social media account; prohibiting an employer from failing or refusing to hire a prospective employee as a result of the prospective employee’s refusal to allow access to his or her social media account, etc.
Effective Date: 10/01/2016
Last Event: 03/11/16 S Died in Judiciary on Friday, March 11, 2016 6:45 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

Senate Referrals

  • Commerce and Tourism
    • On agenda for: 10/05/15 4:00 PM
    • Favorable With Committee Substitute (final action) Votes: Yeas 5   Nays 1
  • Judiciary
  • Rules

Related Bills

Bill Text

Staff Analysis

Chamber Committee
Chamber: Senate Committee: Commerce and Tourism 10/6/2015 12:11:10 PM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Commerce and Tourism 10/2/2015 4:03:56 PM

Vote History

(No Votes Recorded)

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: S Died in Judiciary Time: 03/11/2016 - 6:45 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: c1
Event: S CS by Commerce and Tourism read 1st time -SJ 109 Time: 01/12/2016 - 7:43 PM Member: Committee: Commerce and Tourism Version: c1
Event: S Introduced -SJ 16 Time: 01/12/2016 - 8:00 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S Now in Judiciary -SJ 127 Time: 10/07/2015 - 3:41 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: c1
Event: S Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute) Time: 10/07/2015 - 3:11 PM Member: Committee: Commerce and Tourism Version: c1
Event: S CS by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 5 NAYS 1 -SJ 127 Time: 10/05/2015 - 6:11 PM Member: Committee: Commerce and Tourism Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 10/05/15, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building Time: 09/28/2015 - 2:37 PM Member: Committee: Commerce and Tourism Version: __
Event: S Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 16 Time: 09/15/2015 - 2:08 PM Member: Committee: Commerce and Tourism Version: __
Event: S Filed Time: 08/26/2015 - 3:03 PM Member: Committee: Version: __

Statutes Referenced by this Bill

Statute Other Bill Citations
448.077 HB 635