Keypoint: This week the Colorado legislature passed the Colorado Privacy Act.
Below is our sixteenth weekly update on the status of proposed CCPA-like privacy legislation. Before we get to our update, we need to make a few announcements.
This will be our last weekly update – for now. With the legislatures in so many states having adjourned for the year and the bills in the remaining states not moving forward, we will be pausing our weekly updates. Rest assured, we will be back when things heat up again.
Even though we are pausing our weekly updates, we are not slowing down our work on state consumer privacy legislation.
On June 15, we will be hosting a webinar on the Colorado Privacy Act. Click here to register.
Starting Monday, June 21, we will be releasing a limited podcast series with interviews of state lawmakers who spearheaded privacy legislation in 2021. If you want to know the inside story on how these bills are drafted and lobbied, you will not want to miss these interviews.
Finally, if you are not already subscribed to our blog, consider doing so to stay updated.
In Colorado, the legislature passed the Colorado Privacy Act on June 8. Once signed by the Governor, Colorado will become the third state to pass broad consumer privacy legislation. As noted, on June 15, we will be hosting a webinar analyzing the Colorado Privacy Act. Click here for more details and to register.
Over the past two weeks, the legislatures in Connecticut, Illinois, New York, and Vermont have closed without passing their bills. As of today, bills remain alive in Massachusetts (legislature adjourns December 31), New Jersey (legislature adjourns January 11, 2022), North Carolina (legislature adjourns July 2), Pennsylvania (legislature adjourns December 31), and Rhode Island (legislature adjourns June 30).
To date, state lawmakers have introduced bills in 26 states. Multiple bills were introduced in Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts, and Washington. Two states (Virginia and Nevada) have passed legislation. One state (Colorado) is on the verge of passing legislation. Nineteen states have failed to pass legislation (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia).
The below analysis divides the bills into three categories: (1) passed bills, (2) alive bills, and (3) dead bills.
Passed bills are those that have become law. Alive bills are those where the legislatures are still open as of the date of this post. Dead bills are (as you might have guessed) bills that have failed.
For links to all of these bills please see our 2021 State Privacy Law Tracker.
The Colorado legislature passed the Colorado Privacy Act on June 8. Once signed by the Governor, Colorado will become the third state to pass broad consumer privacy legislation. As noted, on June 15, we will be hosting a webinar analyzing the Colorado Privacy Act. Click here for more details and to register.
On June 2, the Nevada Governor approved SB260. The bill, which amends Nevada’s online privacy notice statutes, NRS 603A.300-360, will provide Nevada residents with a broader right to opt out of sales when it goes into effect on October 1, 2021.
On March 2, 2021, Virginia became the second state – after California – to enact state consumer data privacy legislation. You can find our coverage of the Virginia bill here, and you can find the text of the new law here. We also hosted a webinar on the law on March 11. You can access the recording here.
S.46 was filed on February 18, 2021. On March 29, it was referred to the joint committee on Advanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity. The bill is a modified version of Washington’s People’s Privacy Act. A second bill, H.136, was filed in the state house. It also was referred to the joint committee on Advanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity.
Senate Bill 569 was introduced on April 6 and referred to the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate. The North Carolina legislature adjourns on July 2.
House Bill 1126 was introduced on April 7 and referred to the Consumer Affairs Committee.
Alabama’s HB 216, Alaska’s SB 116 and HB 159, Arizona’s HB 2865, Connecticut’s SB 893, Florida’s HB 969 and SB 1734, Kentucky’s HB 408, Illinois’ HB 2404 and HB 3910, Maryland’s SB 930, Minnesota’s HF 36 and HF 1492 / SF 1408, New York’s various bills, North Dakota’s HB 1330, Oklahoma’s HB 1602, Mississippi’s Senate Bill 2612, South Carolina’s H 3063, Texas’ HB 3741, Utah’s SB 200, Vermont’s H 160, Washington’s SB 5062, and West Virginia’s HB 3159 have all died.