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S.B. 118





Sponsor: Carlene M. Walker

             6      LONG TITLE
             7      General Description:
             8          This bill amends the Criminal Code to include in the offense of identity fraud the
             9      unlawful use of information of persons who are deceased.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    includes the personal identifying information of persons who are deceased in the
             13      statute that prohibits the use of identifying information to commit identity fraud
             14      crimes.
             15      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          76-6-1102, as last amended by Chapter 227, Laws of Utah 2004
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 76-6-1102 is amended to read:
             25           76-6-1102. Identity fraud crime.
             26          (1) For purposes of this part, "personal identifying information" may include:
             27          (a) name;

             28          (b) address;
             29          (c) telephone number;
             30          (d) driver's license number;
             31          (e) Social Security number;
             32          (f) place of employment;
             33          (g) employee identification numbers or other personal identification numbers;
             34          (h) mother's maiden name;
             35          (i) electronic identification numbers;
             36          (j) digital signatures or a private key; or
             37          (k) any other numbers or information that can be used to access a person's financial
             38      resources or medical information in the name of another person without the consent of that
             39      person except for numbers or information that can be prosecuted as financial transaction card
             40      offenses under Sections 76-6-506 through 76-6-506.4 .
             41          (2) A person is guilty of identity fraud when that person knowingly or intentionally:
             42          (a) obtains personal identifying information of another person whether that person is
             43      alive or deceased; and
             44          (b) uses, or attempts to use, that information with fraudulent intent, including to obtain,
             45      or attempt to obtain, credit, goods, services, any other thing of value, or medical information in
             46      the name of another person.
             47          (3) Identity fraud is:
             48          (a) a third degree felony if the value of the credit, goods, services, or any other thing of
             49      value is less than $5,000; or
             50          (b) a second degree felony if the value of the credit, goods, services, or any other thing
             51      of value is or exceeds $5,000.
             52          (4) Multiple violations may be aggregated into a single offense, and the degree of the
             53      offense is determined by the total value of all credit, goods, services, or any other thing of
             54      value used, or attempted to be used, through the multiple violations.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-17-05 3:16 PM

Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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