To prohibit employers and certain other entities from requiring or requesting that employees and certain other individuals provide a user name, password, or other means for accessing a personal account on any social networking website.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 16th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 6, 2013
Length: 8 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced on February 6, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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7 Cosponsors (6 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Apr 27, 2012
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5050 (112th).
Feb 6, 2013
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Apr 28, 2016
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5107 (114th).
H.R. 537 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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