HB 2472 Computer Crimes Act; prohibited actions, penalty.
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Summary as introduced:
Computer crimes; penalties.  Updates the Virginia Computer Crimes Act to include recommendations made by the 2004 Joint Commission on Technology and Science and Virginia State Crime Commission joint study on Computer Crimes. The bill redefines computer invasion of privacy involving the unauthorized gathering of identifying information and punishes subsequent offenses, transferring the information to another or use of the information as a Class 6 felony. Currently, the offense is punishable only as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Additionally, the bill adds the fraudulent gathering of such information as a new crime and punishes it as a Class 6 felony and increases the crime to a Class 5 felony if a person transfers the information to another or uses the information.

Full text:
01/12/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 050074400  pdf | impact statements

Status:
01/12/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 050074400
01/12/05  House: Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/31/05  House: Incorporated by S.T. (HB2471-May) (18-Y 0-N)