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2012 House Bill 5523: Ban employers or schools asking for Facebook passwords

Public Act 478 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R) on March 29, 2012 To prohibit employers and schools, colleges and universities from requesting or requiring employees or students to disclose their social networking account passwords, login information or other security information, subject to penalties up to 93 days in jail and a $1,000 fine, plus lawsuit liability. An employee could be disciplined or fired for transferring the employer's proprietary, confidential or financial information to a personal internet account.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on March 29, 2012
Reported in the House on June 5, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on September 12, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 12, 2012
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on September 12, 2012 (same description)
To prohibit employers and schools, colleges and universities from requesting or requiring employees or students to disclose their social networking account passwords, login information or other security information, subject to penalties up to 93 days in jail and a $1,000 fine, plus lawsuit liability. An employee could be disciplined or fired for transferring the employer's proprietary, confidential or financial information to a personal internet account.
Received in the Senate on September 13, 2012
Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on September 13, 2012
Reported in the Senate on November 28, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 4, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 4, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on December 12, 2012 To make district courts the venue for seeking relief from violations rather than circuit courts.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 12, 2012
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 2012 (same description)
To prohibit employers and schools, colleges and universities from requesting or requiring employees or students to disclose their social networking account passwords, login information or other security information, subject to penalties up to 93 days in jail and a $1,000 fine, plus lawsuit liability. An employee could be disciplined or fired for transferring the employer's proprietary, confidential or financial information to a personal internet account.
Received in the House on December 12, 2012
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on December 13, 2012 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 27, 2012

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