HB 1602 Invasion of privacy; civil action, damages, attorney fees and costs.
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Summary as introduced:
Invasion of privacy; civil action; damages; attorney fees and costs. Creates a civil cause of action for the physical and constructive invasion of privacy where a person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass, enters onto the land or into the airspace above the land of another person to capture an image, as specified in the bill, of private property or an individual located on the private property without consent or uses any device, including an unmanned aircraft system, to capture such an image in lieu of physically entering the land or airspace. The bill creates the same causes of action where a person, with the intent to engage in criminal activity, enters onto the land or into the airspace above the land of another person, or uses any device, including an unmanned aircraft system, to engage in such activity in lieu of physically entering the land or airspace. The bill allows a plaintiff to recover the greater of actual damages or $1,000, along with reasonable attorney fees and costs. The bill allows a court to award punitive damages when actual damages are awarded.

Full text:
01/03/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101978D  pdf
02/03/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105190D-H1  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/03/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101978D
01/03/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/01/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 2-N)
02/03/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105190D-H1
02/04/17  House: Read first time
02/06/17  House: Passed by for the day
02/07/17  House: No further action taken
02/25/17  House: Failed to pass in House