There remain over 30 comprehensive consumer data privacy bills pending in the states, but some are falling off the chart as the legislative sessions come to an end. While the number of active bills is decreasing, there is one new state data privacy law, and others that continue to show movement.
The most notable event in March was the passage of Utah SB 227, the “Utah Consumer Privacy Act,” signed by Governor Cox on March 24. The Act will become effective Dec. 31, 2023, and a summary can be found here.
Connecticut SB 6 was reported favorably as substituted from the joint General Law Committee on March 15 and reported out of the Legislative Commissioners’ Office on March 31. Connecticut’s legislative session ends May 4.
Iowa HF 2506 passed in the House on March 14 and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Iowa’s legislative session ends April 19.
Maryland SB 11 was amended to a “Workgroup on Online Consumer Personal Information” bill that, if passed, will require the workgroup to study online consumer data privacy issues for one year and prepare recommendations.
Oklahoma HB 2969 was engrossed March 28 and referred to the Senate Judiciary and Appropriations Committees. Oklahoma remains in session through May 27.
A spreadsheet providing details about these bills, and others, can be downloaded here.
BILLS THAT ARE OUT OF ACTION
Finally, legislation that failed to make it to the finish line since March includes:
- Florida HB 9
- Florida SB 1864
- Georgia SB 394
- Indiana HB 1261
- Indiana SB 358
- Washington HB 1433
- Washington SB 5062
- Washington HB 1850
- Wisconsin AB 957
- Wisconsin SB 957
- Wisconsin AB 1050
- Wisconsin SB 977
For more information and insight from Maurice Wutscher on data privacy and security laws and legislation, visit https://mauricewutscher.com/data-privacy-and-security/.