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2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 276
Biometric Information Protection Act; enact
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 10 of the O.C.G.A., relating to commerce and trade, so as to provide a short title; to provide for definitions; to set forth the purposes of the Biometric Information Protection Act; to provide for civil and criminal penalties; to provide for venue; to prohibit the use of genetic information for the issuance of life insurance; to prohibit the use of genetic information in employment decisions; to prohibit the use of biometric information in enrollment decisions in educational institutions; to provide for information on public and private identification and access cards; to define certain unfair business practices for preferential treatment of customers that reveal biometric information; to prohibit the implanting of biometric sensors or personal location tracking devices; to provide for the release of biometric or genetic information to legal authorities; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/08/2007 - House Second Readers
Feb/02/2007 - House First Readers
Feb/01/2007 - House Hopper