Keypoint: It was a busy week for committee hearings as the 2024 session picked up speed heading into February.
Below is the second weekly update on the status of proposed state privacy legislation in 2024.
Table of Contents
- What’s New
- Bill Tracker Charts
- Bill Tracker Maps
1. What’s New?
It was a busy week of committee hearings and meetings for consumer data privacy bills. In Maine, another work session was held on January 29 on the two pending consumer data privacy bills (LD 1977 / LD 1973). A work session is also scheduled for February 5.
In Vermont, the House Commerce Committee held a hearing on H.121. At the hearing, Connecticut Senator James Maroney testified and answered questions about the Connecticut Data Privacy Act, which is being used as the model for the Vermont bill.
In Massachusetts, a hearing was scheduled for February 2 on S.227. The bill page states indicate that the hearing was “in written testimony only.” Similarly, In Nebraska, a hearing was scheduled on January 30 on LB1294. We were not able to locate a recording or additional information for that hearing.
In West Virginia, an amended version of HB 5338 passed the House Technology and Infrastructure committee and moved to the Finance Committee.
Finally, in Virginia, SB 252 was continued to 2025. The bill would have added additional cookie requirements to the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA).
In biometric privacy bill news, a group of Colorado lawmakers introduced HB 1130. The bill seeks to amend the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) with additional provisions regarding the treatment of biometric information. This is the third bill filed this year to amend the CPA. In addition, in Missouri, a second biometric privacy bill (HB 2594) was filed on January 31.
Turning to children’s privacy bills, California Assembly Member Buffy Wicks – primary sponsor of the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act – introduced AB-1949. The bill would amend the CCPA’s existing children’s privacy protections and authorize related rulemaking.
In Virginia, HB 707 passed the Labor and Commerce committee and was then read twice and engrossed by the House. The bill would add some Connecticut-style children’s privacy protections to the VCDPA. Meanwhile, SB 361 passed the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee and was referred to the General Laws and Technology Committee. That bill also would add children’s privacy protections to the VCDPA (but different than those in HB 707). Two other Virginia children’s privacy bills – SB 432 and SB 684 – were continued to the 2025 session.
In Maryland, companion bills HB 603 and SB 571 are scheduled for committee hearings on February 13 and 14, respectively. The companion bills are revised versions of the Age-Appropriate Design Code Act.
Finally, in health data privacy bill developments, an amended version of Colorado HB 1058 unanimously passed the Judiciary Committee and is scheduled for House floor work on February 5. The bill seeks to expand the CPA’s definition of sensitive data to include biological data and neural data.
In Vermont, the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare held a hearing on S.173 on February 2. In Hawaii, a hearing was scheduled for HB 1566 for February 6. In Illinois, SB 3080 was introduced on February 2. The bills are all based on the Washington My Health My Data Act.
2. Bill Tracker Charts
For more information on all of the bills introduced to date, including links to the bills, bill status, last action, hearing dates, and bill sponsor information, please see the following charts:
- Consumer Data Privacy Bills
- Biometric Privacy Bills
- Children’s Privacy Bills
- Consumer Health Data Privacy Bills
- Data Broker Bills
These charts are updated on a weekly basis. Husch privacy clients can email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain unredacted copies of the charts.
3. Bill Tracker Maps
To access our tracker maps, click the following links: