HB 2215 Computer Crimes Act; changes in provisions, penalty.
David B. Albo

Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Computer crimes; penalties. Modernizes the Virginia Computer Crimes Act by updating definitions to comport with changing technology, removing superfluous language and relocating language. The bill adds unauthorized installation of software on the computer of another, disruption of another computer's ability to share or transfer information and maliciously obtaining computer information without authority as additional crimes of computer trespass, a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also reduces the felony (Class 6) threshold from $2,500 to $1,000 for property damage resulting from computer trespass.

Full text:
01/11/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 057983134  pdf
02/04/05  House: Committee substitute printed 055517204-H1  pdf
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2215ER)  pdf
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0812)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/11/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 057983134
01/11/05  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/05  House: Reported from C. J. with substitute (20-Y 0-N)
01/31/05  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/05  House: Assigned to App. sub-committee: Public Safety
02/03/05  House: Reported from Appropriations with sub (20-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  House: Committee substitute printed 055517204-H1
02/05/05  House: Read first time
02/07/05  House: Read second time
02/07/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 055517204-H1
02/07/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2215H1
02/08/05  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: Communicated to Senate
02/09/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/05  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/05  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/amd (11-Y 0-N)
02/15/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/15/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/05  Senate: Read third time
02/16/05  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/16/05  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/16/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/05  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/18/05  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2215ER)
03/09/05  House: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/26/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 812 (effective 7/1/05)
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0812)