Summary: H.R.1043 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1043. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/14/2017)

This bill amends the federal criminal code limit the civil liability of a defendant who misuses personal information in a driving record.

Current law establishes civil liability for a defendant who knowingly obtains, discloses, or uses personal information in a driving record for an unauthorized purpose.

This bill limits a defendant's civil liability to the knowing disclosure or use of a driver's personal information for an unauthorized purpose.

Additionally, it revises the liability standard for punitive damages to require proof that a defendant's conduct was intentional (instead of willful or reckless).