VA HB1608 | 2017 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Passed on February 17 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-02-17 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0033)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. Creates the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. The bill allows fiduciaries to manage digital property such as computer files, web domains, and virtual currency, and restricts a fiduciary's access to electronic communications such as email, text messages, and social media accounts unless the original user consented to such access in a will, trust, power of attorney, or other record. The bill repeals the Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act, which was enacted in 2015. This bill is identical to SB 903.

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Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.


Roll Calls

2017-02-08 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-02-07 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-02-06 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-01-26 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N 1-A) (Y: 97 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2017-01-20 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-01-16 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N) (Y: 10 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2017-02-17 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0033)
2017-02-17 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 33 (effective 7/1/17)
2017-02-13 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 20, 2017
2017-02-13HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/13/17
2017-02-13SenateSigned by President
2017-02-10HouseSigned by Speaker
2017-02-10HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB1608ER)
2017-02-08SenatePassed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
2017-02-08SenateRead third time
2017-02-07SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2017-02-06SenateReported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
2017-01-27SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2017-01-27SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2017-01-26HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
2017-01-26HouseRead third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
2017-01-25HouseRead second time and engrossed
2017-01-24HouseRead first time
2017-01-20HouseReported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N)
2017-01-16HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
2017-01-13HouseAssigned Courts sub: Civil Law
2017-01-03HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2017-01-03HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101621D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
642109(n/a)See Bill Text
642115(n/a)See Bill Text
642116(n/a)See Bill Text
642132(n/a)See Bill Text
6421622(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments