HB16-1213 - Civil Action For Intrusion With Electronic Device

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning A Civil Remedy For Certain Damages Caused By An Intrusion Committed Through The Use Of A Device.

The bill states that, with certain exceptions, a person has a private civil right of action against another person if:

  • With malicious intent, the other person intrudes, physically or otherwise, upon the person through the use of any device to capture, without the person's consent, a photograph, sound recording, or other physical impression or digital image of the person;
  • The person has a reasonable expectation of privacy at the time of the intrusion;
  • The intrusion is unreasonably offensive or objectionable; and
  • The person suffers emotional distress as a result of the intrusion.

The bill makes legislative findings and declarations.

House Committees

Latest update: March 24, 2016
03/24/2016 House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
02/04/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary