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California: Bill on exemptions for abortion services under CCPA introduced to Assembly

Assembly Bill 1194 for An act to amend Sections 1798.99.31, 1798.145, and 1798.185 of the Civil Code, relating to privacy was introduced, and read for the first time, on 16 February 2023, in the California State Assembly. In particular, the bill seeks to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ('CCPA'), where the same requires businesses to delete personal information about the consumer, unless this would restrict a business' ability to, among other things, comply with federal, state, or local laws, or comply with a court order or subpoena to provide information, or cooperate with a Government agency request for emergency access to a consumer's personal information if a natural person is at risk or danger of death or serious physical injury.

Further to this, the bill would specify that a consumer accessing, procuring, or searching for services regarding contraception, pregnancy care, and prenatal care, including, but not limited to, abortion services, does not constitute 'a natural person being at risk or danger of death or serious physical injury'. 

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (7 March 2023)

Bill on exemptions for abortion services under CCPA referred to Committee

The bill was referred, on 2 March 2023, to the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (4 May 2023)

Bill on exemptions for abortion services under CCPA passes Committee

The bill was passed, on 25 April 2023, by the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee, and was thereafter re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations, on the following day.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (15 May 2023)

Bill on exemptions for abortion services under CCPA passes second reading

The bill passed second reading, on 11 May 2023, and has been ordered for a third reading.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (24 May 2023)

Bill on exemptions for abortion services under CCPA passes third reading

The bill passed its third reading, on 22 May 2023, and has been ordered to California Senate.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (25 May 2023)

Bill on exemptions for abortion services under CCPA passes first reading in Senate

The bill passed its first reading in the California Senate, on 23 May 2023, and thereafter on the same date was referred to the Committee on Rules.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (1 June 2023)

Bill on exemptions for abortion services under CCPA referred to committee

The bill was referred, on 31 May 2023, to the Committee on Judiciary.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (17 July 2023)

Bill on exemptions for abortion services under CCPA passed by Senate Committee

The bill was passed, on 21 June 2023, by the Senate Committee on Judiciary and was thereafter referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (21 July 2023)

CPPA votes to support the bill

The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) announced, on 19 July 2023, that its Board unanimously voted to support the bill.

You can read the announcement here.

UPDATE (16 August 2023)

Bill on exemptions for abortion services under CCPA passes second reading

The bill passed, on 15 August 2023, second reading in the Senate and was ordered to third reading.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (14 September 2023)

Bill on exemptions for abortion services under CCPA passes both Houses

The bill was ordered to engrossing and enrolling, on 13 September 2023, having passed the Senate on 12 September 2023, and the Assembly in May 2023. 

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (27 September 2023)

Bill on exemptions for abortion services under CCPA sent to Governor

The bill was enrolled, on 21 September 2023, and sent to the California Governor for action. 

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.

UPDATE (10 October 2023)

Bill on exemptions for abortion services under CCPA signed into law

The California Governor announced, on 8 October 2023, that they had signed the bill into law. The Act will enter into force on 1 January 2024.

You can read the announcement here, the Act here, and view its history here.