HB 2290 Computer crimes; enhanced penalties; forfeiture; etc.
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Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (all summaries)
Computer crimes; enhanced penalties; forfeiture; etc. Provides that certain obscenity violations are, when accomplished with a computer, subject to separate and distinct punishment. Adds enhancements for punishment of computer fraud based on volume of e-mail and revenue generated. Raises penalty for computer trespass. Raises penalty for theft of computer services based on value of services. Establishes an alternate method for calculating statutory civil damages for a person who is injured by reason of any violation of the Computer Crimes Act, based on the number of complaints, degree of culpability, amount of economic gain, and prior history. The bill also adds a seizure and forfeiture provision allowing for forfeiture of all proceeds and equipment received from violations of the Computer Crimes Act. This bill is identical to SB 1139.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 030363253  pdf | impact statements
02/01/03  House: Committee substitute printed 031817720-H1  pdf
02/10/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 031858720-S1  pdf | impact statements
02/21/03  House: Conference substitute printed 030392253-H2  pdf
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2290ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/02/03  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB2290ER2)  pdf
04/03/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0987)  pdf

Senate amendments rejected
Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation

01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 030363253
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/03  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
01/31/03  House: Reported from C. J. with substitute (20-Y 1-N)
02/01/03  House: Committee substitute printed 031817720-H1
02/01/03  House: Read first time
02/03/03  House: Read second time
02/03/03  House: Committee substitute agreed to 031817720-H1
02/03/03  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 031817720-H1
02/04/03  House: Read third time and passed House (99-Y 1-N)
02/04/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 1-N)
02/04/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/05/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/03  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/sub (14-Y 0-N)
02/10/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 031858720-S1
02/11/03  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/13/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/14/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/17/03  Senate: Read third time
02/17/03  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/17/03  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 031858720-S1
02/17/03  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/17/03  Senate: Amendments 1,2,3 by Sen. Byrne rejected (16-Y 21-N)
02/17/03  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 1,2,3 (16-Y 21-N)
02/17/03  Senate: Amendment by Sen. Cuccinelli withdrawn
02/17/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 031858720-S1
02/17/03  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 0-N)
02/17/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (37-Y 0-N)
02/18/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/19/03  House: Senate substitute rejected by House (4-Y 94-N)
02/19/03  House: VOTE: REJECTED (4-Y 94-N)
02/20/03  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/03  Senate: VOTE: INSIST & REQUEST (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/03  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/20/03  House: House acceded to request
02/20/03  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/20/03  House: Delegates: Devolites, Reese, Almand
02/20/03  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/20/03  Senate: Senators: Stolle, Cuccinelli, Lucas
02/21/03  House: Conference substitute printed 030392253-H2
02/21/03  House: Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/21/03  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
02/21/03  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
02/21/03  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/03  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2290ER)
03/05/03  House: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/24/03  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/02/03  House: Placed on Calendar
04/02/03  House: House concurred in Gov's rec. BLOCK VOICE VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
04/02/03  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/02/03  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT GOV. RECOMM. (39-Y 0-N)
04/02/03  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/02/03  House: Reenrolled
04/02/03  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/02/03  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/02/03  House: Enacted, Chapter 987 (effective 7/1/03)
04/02/03  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB2290ER2)
04/03/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0987)