Community, Economic & Recreational Development 2023-2024

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee met on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 to consider the following bills:

Reported as Committed:

Senate Bill 745 (Phillips-Hill)This bill requires state contracts to utilize NIST Standards for IT. More information here:

The bill was unanimously adopted.

Reported as Amended:

Senate Bill 22 (Hughes) – This bill provides for the protection of minors on social media platforms by adding requirements for parental consent, codifying cause of action, and providing for data access rights and penalties.

  • Amendment A02016 – Makes a number of changes to redefine several definitions related to social media platforms, remove cause of action language, and several additional clarifications.

The amendment and the bill as amended were unanimously adopted.

Senate Bill 824 (Pennycuick/Dillon) – This bill amends the Breach of Personal Information Notification Act by requiring free credit monitoring and access to a free credit report for victims of data breaches..

  • Amendment A01100 – Technical change related to the breach of medical information.
  • Amendment A02020 – Amends how entities can satisfy the free credit report and data monitoring services and clarifies what information had to be compromised to trigger these requirements.

Both amendments and the bill as amended were unanimously adopted.

The Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee met on Thursday June 22, 2023 to consider the following bills.

Senate Bill 173 (Langerholc) – Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) to establish Safe Exchange Zones for goods purchased online and child custody exchanges.

Senate Bill 373 (Baker) – Amends State Lottery Law to provide confidentiality of certain prizewinner identities.

Both bills were reported out of committee with unanimous votes.