H.R. 2077: Password Protection Act of 2013

Introduced:
May 21, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on May 21, 2013
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 1426 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Aug 01, 2013

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Introduced
May 21, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Ed Perlmutter
Representative for Colorado's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 21, 2013
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 1426 (Related)
Password Protection Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 01, 2013

 
Full Title

To prohibit employers from compelling or coercing any person to authorize access to a protected computer, and for other purposes.

Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

11% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Notes

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


5/21/2013--Introduced.
Password Protection Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to subject to a fine any employer who knowingly and intentionally:
(1) compels or coerces any person to provide the employer with a password or similar information to access a protected computer not owned by such employer; or
(2) discharges, disciplines, discriminates, or threatens to take such actions, against any person who fails to authorize access to such computer, has filed a complaint or instituted a proceeding regarding such action, or testified or is about to testify in any such proceeding.
Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the authority of a court of competent jurisdiction to grant equitable relief in a civil action, if the court believes that the information sought to be obtained is relevant to protecting the intellectual property, a trade secret, or confidential business information of the party seeking relief.
Exempts an employer's actions from such prohibition if:
(1) the employer discharges or disciplines an individual for good cause;
(2) the employer complies with federal or state laws or regulations governing brokers, dealers, and investment advisers;
(3) a state enacts a law that specifically waives such prohibition with respect to a particular class of state or agency employees and the employer's action relates to an employee in such class; or
(4) an executive agency, military department, or other executive branch entity specifically waives the prohibition with respect to a particular class of employees who may have access to classified information.

House Republican Conference Summary

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