Hb17, the Freedom From Location Surveillance Act. If passed, the state would be banned from obtaining “current or future location information pertaining to a person” without a court order based on probable cause.
STATUS – 02-11-14, Passed house 99-0
02-25-14 – Passed senate, amended, 39-0
02-28-14 – Agreed upon by house, 97-0
Virginia residents, take the following steps to support this legislation!
1. Call the Governor. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to SIGN HB17 into law.
Contact information here: https://governor.virginia.gov/about/contact-us/
2. Email your state senator AND state rep. Respectfully urge them to introduce two additional bills:
4th Amendment Protection Action Act (bans resources to warrantless surveillance and obtaining warrantless info) HERE
Electronic Data Privacy Act (prohibits the state from obtaining information without a warrant) HERE
3. Share this information widely. Whether on social media – facebook, twitter, google plus – by email, or other methods, please pass this information along to as many people as possible.