H.R. 2454: Aaron’s Law Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jun 20, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
8% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Zoe Lofgren
Representative for California's 19th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 20, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 1196 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 20, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 20, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jun 20, 2013
Referred to Committee Jun 20, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

55% chance of getting past committee.
8% chance of being enacted.

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

 
Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for clarification as to the meaning of access without authorization, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (5D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/20/2013--Introduced.
Aaron's Law Act of 2013 - Amends provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) prohibiting computer fraud to replace the phrase "exceeds authorized access" with "access without authorization," which is defined as obtaining information on a protected computer that the accesser lacks authorization to obtain by knowingly circumventing one or more technological or physical measures that are designed to exclude or prevent unauthorized individuals from obtaining that information.
Modifies CFAA penalty provisions to: (1) limit the imposition of enhanced penalties to subsequent offenses under such Act (currently, additional penalties are allowed if there is a conviction for another offense) and to criminal acts punishable under federal or state law by a term of imprisonment for more than one year; and (2) require the determination of the value of information for enhanced penalty purposes to be made by reference to fair market value.

House Republican Conference Summary

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