Title: Prohibits Employers from Asking for Private Passwords
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that limits an employer's access to the personal social media accounts of employees.
Prohibits an employer from requiring or requesting an employee or job applicant to disclose any username, password, or any other means for accessing a personal e-mail account or social networking profile through an “electronic communication device,” except in the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
The employer and the employee have entered into a contractual agreement under which the employee consents to the disclosure of any means for accessing a personal e-mail account or social networking profile;
The employer is a state or local law enforcement agency; or
The social media account belongs to a financial services employee who uses the account to conduct the business of his or her employer.
Defines “electronic communication device” as a computer, telephone, personal digital assistant, or similar device that uses electronic signals to create, transmit, and receive information (Sec. 1).
Rep. Diane Patrick is not listed on our vote breakdown because her vote did not accurately reflect her intentions; she initially voted "Present, Not Voting" but changed her vote to "Yay" after the roll call.