SENATE BILL 5211
State of Washington63rd Legislature2013 Regular SessionBy
Senators Hobbs, Eide, Kline, Ranker, Hatfield, Harper, Billig,Hasegawa, Kohl-Welles, Shin, Keiser, Frockt, Rolfes, Hill, Conway, andNelsonRead first time 01/23/13. Referred to Committee on Commerce & Labor.1AN ACT Relating to social networking accounts and profiles; adding2new sections to chapter 49.44 RCW; and prescribing penalties.3BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:4NEW SECTION.
A new section is added to chapter 49.44 RCW5to read as follows:6(1) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or the7state of Washington, its political subdivisions, or municipal8corporations to require, directly or indirectly, as a condition of9employment or continued employment, that any employee or prospective10employee submit any password or other related account information in11order to gain access to the employee's or prospective employee's12account or profile on a social networking web site or to demand access13in any manner to an employee's or prospective employee's account or14profile on a social networking web site. For the purposes of this15subsection, "social networking web site" means an internet-based16service that allows individuals to construct a public or semipublic17profile within a system created by the service; create a list of other18users with whom they share a connection within the system; and view andp. 1SB 5211