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Corrected Senate Committee Amendments 3-9-2010 lw/po
This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 5:38 PM by rday. --> This document includes Senate Committee Amendments (CORRECTED) incorporated into the bill on Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 3:58 PM by lwells. -->              1



Chief Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

House Sponsor: Bradley G. Last


             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies S. [ the Utah Workforce Services Code and ] .S the Utah Criminal Code to
             10      address identity fraud and suspected misuse of personal identifying information.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13      S. [     .    addresses the new hire registry; ] .S
             14          .    modifies the identity fraud provision to address persons providing or attempting to
             15      provide credit, goods, services, employment, a thing of value, or medical
             16      information; and
             17          .    makes technical and conforming changes.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24      S. [     35A-7-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382 ] .S
             25          76-6-1102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 164

             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

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          S. [ Section 1. Section 35A-7-107 is amended to read:
             29          35A-7-107. Use and access to the registry records.
             30          (1) (a) The records of the registry shall be maintained as private records under Section
             31      63G-2-202 .
             32          (b) In addition to those persons granted access to private records under Sections
             33      63G-2-202 and 63G-2-206 , state or federal agencies may access data from the registry for the
             34      following purposes:
             35          (i) the Office of Recovery Services for use related to locating, establishing, and
             36      enforcing child, medical, and spousal support obligations and other services;
             37          (ii) state agencies [which] that use financial information in determining eligibility for
             38      public assistance programs; and
             39          (iii) federal agencies responsible for periodic matches of new hire registry information
             40      with federal data bases.
             41          (2) Information that is received under this chapter shall be kept by the department for at
             42      least six months.
             43          (3) (a) As used in this Subsection (3), "personal identifying information" has the same
             44      meaning as defined in Section 76-6-1102 .
             45          (b) Notwithstanding Section 35A-4-312 and the other provisions of this section, if the
             46      registry records disclose a suspected misuse of personal identifying information by an
             47      individual other than the purported owner of the information, the department may:
             48          (i) inform an employer of the suspected misuse; and
             49          (ii) provide information of the suspected misuse to an appropriate law enforcement
             50      agency responsible for investigating an identity fraud violation.
] .S
             51          Section S. [ 2 ] 1 .S . Section 76-6-1102 is amended to read:
             52           76-6-1102. Identity fraud crime.
             53          (1) As used in this part, "personal identifying information" may include:
             54          (a) name;
             55          (b) birth date;
             56          (c) address;
             57          (d) telephone number;
             58          (e) [drivers] driver license number;

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         (f) Social Security number;
             60          (g) place of employment;
             61          (h) employee identification numbers or other personal identification numbers;
             62          (i) mother's maiden name;
             63          (j) electronic identification numbers;
             64          (k) electronic signatures under Title 46, Chapter 4, Uniform Electronic Transactions
             65      Act; or
             66          (l) any other numbers or information that can be used to access a person's financial
             67      resources or medical information, except for numbers or information that can be prosecuted as
             68      financial transaction card offenses under Sections 76-6-506 through [ 76-6-506.4 ] 76-6-506.7 .
             69          (2) (a) A person is guilty of identity fraud when that person:
             70          (i) obtains personal identifying information of another person whether that person is
             71      alive or deceased; and
             72          (ii) knowingly or intentionally uses, or attempts to use, that information with fraudulent
             73      intent, including to obtain, or attempt to obtain, credit, goods, services, employment, any other
             74      thing of value, or medical information.
             75          (b) (i) A person is guilty of identity fraud as a party to a violation of this section when
             76      that person:
             77          (A) has knowledge that an individual is using personal identifying information of
             78      another in violation of this section; and
             79          (B) S. willfully and .S intentionally provides or attempts to provide credit, goods,
             79a      services, employment,
             80      any other thing of value, or medical information to that individual.
             81          (ii) A person is not guilty under this Subsection (2)(b) if a person provides goods or
             82      services that are medically necessary.
             83          [(b)] (c) It is not a defense to a violation of Subsection (2)(a) or (b) that the person did
             84      not know that the personal information belonged to another person.
             85          (3) Identity fraud is:
             86          (a) except as provided in Subsection (3)(b)(ii), a third degree felony if the value of the
             87      credit, goods, services, employment, or any other thing of value is less than $5,000; or
             88          (b) a second degree felony if:
             89          (i) the value of the credit, goods, services, employment, or any other thing of value is

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     or exceeds $5,000; or
             91          (ii) the use described in Subsection (2)(a)(ii) of personal identifying information
             92      results, directly or indirectly, in bodily injury to another person.
             93          (4) Multiple violations may be aggregated into a single offense, and the degree of the
             94      offense is determined by the total value of all credit, goods, services, or any other thing of
             95      value used, or attempted to be used, through the multiple violations.
             96          (5) When a defendant is convicted of a violation of this section, the court shall order
             97      the defendant to make restitution to any victim of the offense or state on the record the reason
             98      the court does not find ordering restitution to be appropriate.
             99          (6) Restitution under Subsection (5) may include:
             100          (a) payment for any costs incurred, including attorney fees, lost wages, and
             101      replacement of checks; and
             102          (b) the value of the victim's time incurred due to the offense:
             103          (i) in clearing the victim's credit history or credit rating;
             104          (ii) in any civil or administrative proceedings necessary to satisfy or resolve any debt,
             105      lien, or other obligation of the victim or imputed to the victim and arising from the offense; and
             106          (iii) in attempting to remedy any other intended or actual harm to the victim incurred as
             107      a result of the offense.

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