CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire’s Senate is voting whether to shield Facebook, Twitter and other personal social media accounts from employers.

The Senate votes Thursday on a bill to prohibit bosses from requiring employees or job applicants to disclose a user name or password to personal social media or email accounts. About a dozen states have passed similar laws.

The ban would only apply to the workers’ personal accounts unrelated to the employer’s business and would not prevent employers from enforcing policies about company equipment.

The bill would not prohibit an employer from obtaining information about an employee or job applicant in the public domain or prevent the employer from investigating whether the employee is complying with securities or financial laws based on the person’s personal website used for business purposes.

Last year, California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan and New Jersey passed similar laws, the National Conference of State Legislatures said.