There needs to be an "Aaron's Law", but it should actually fix the core problem with the CFAA, which is that sentences and offense severity are graded by imputed damages, rather than actual financial gain.
The text of "Aaron's Law", the CFAA, and the Swartz superseding indictment are here:
These acts often get introduced just so the sponsors can say they introduced a bill.
(This is why, for example, people introduce bills right before going home to stump, knowing it will achieve nothing, but enabling them to say "Because i care so much about you guys, i just introduced a bill in congress to fix this!")
It's one thing to be cynical, and it's another to be apathetic. This bill has a low chance of passing, but it will get some people talking about the issue at hand. There's a slim possibility that if they keep going, future versions will see more support.
It's unlikely that positive change can be made without these initial small steps (or failures).
It would be much better to do your job and, instead of submitting something that will get rejected for the sake of submitting it, spend the time to draft a solution that has a chance of passing.
So, even if one views the job of a legislator as "passing laws", introducing bills that are not expected to pass as a means of raising awareness, in order that bills on the issue may be more viable to pass in the future, is a legislator doing their job.
Actually, in practice, it happens exactly the other way around.
IE you get support first, then introduce the bill.
So, what did you do to help it move forward?
Too many of us are doing nothing. We need to do more. We should actively demand that our representatives fix this problem, or vote in people who will. I'm doing this. Please join me.
In direct democracy, you either have populist votes or non-participation. It is inescapable.
The fact that the current system is broken is no excuse to move to one that is flawed from the start. We now have the technological means for an evolution of representative democracy: Liquid Democracy, or delegative democracy. It's representative democracy with "continuous elections". It might work (better).
And the Uk PM or Home Secretary would have sorted out the problems you have with over mighty small town police forces very quickly.
The first thing is for us to realize the political power we have, at the same gut level that we have realized the technological power/possibilities we have.
Our interests may occasionally align with those of empowered tech giants, but that's purely coincidental. Even as a business owner/employer you're SOL if the policy that's good for the big guys isn't also good for you. They're not lobbying for you, they're lobbying for themselves.