HB379 (2013) Detail

Prohibiting an employer from requiring an employee or prospective employee to disclose his or her social media passwords.


HB 379 – AS INTRODUCED

2013 SESSION

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06/01

HOUSE BILL 379

AN ACT prohibiting an employer from requiring an employee or prospective employee to disclose his or her social media passwords.

SPONSORS: Rep. P. Sullivan, Hills 10; Rep. K. Rogers, Merr 28; Rep. Timothy Smith, Hills 17; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18

COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services

ANALYSIS

This bill prohibits an employer from requiring an employee or prospective employee to disclose his or her social media passwords.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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06/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen

AN ACT prohibiting an employer from requiring an employee or prospective employee to disclose his or her social media passwords.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Subdivision; Use of Social Media. Amend RSA 275 by inserting after section 70 the following new subdivision:

Use of Social Media

275:71 Definition. In this subdivision, “social media” means an electronic medium where users may create and view user-generated content, including uploading or downloading videos or still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, or instant messages.

275:72 Employer Use of Social Media. No employer shall require an employee or prospective employee to disclose a user name or account password to access social media used by the employee or prospective employee.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB379 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB379 Revision: 24356 Date: Jan. 17, 2013, midnight

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