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First Substitute H.B. 95

Representative Karen W. Morgan proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
DOCUMENT FRAUD

             2     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Karen W. Morgan

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill creates a Document Fraud-Identity Theft Unit within the Office of the
             10      Attorney General to investigate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals and entities
             11      involved with identity theft or identity fraud.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    creates a Document Fraud-Identity Theft Unit within the Office of the Attorney
             15      General to prosecute identify theft and identity fraud;
             16          .    provides for staffing of the unit; and
             17          .    provides that the primary purpose of the unit is to investigate, apprehend, and
             18      prosecute individuals and entities that make, use, or distribute fraudulent documents
             19      used for identity purposes.
             20      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          This bill appropriates:
             22          .    as an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints, $275,100 from the
             23      General Fund for fiscal year 2008-09, to the Office of the Attorney General to be
             24      used to fund the Document Fraud-Identity Theft Unit created in Section 67-5-22.5.
             25      Other Special Clauses:


             26          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2008.
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             28      ENACTS:
             29          67-5-22.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             30     
             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 67-5-22.5 is enacted to read:
             33          67-5-22.5. Document Fraud - Identity Theft Unit.
             34          (1) In conjunction with Section 76-6-1103 , the attorney general shall establish within
             35      the Office of the Attorney General a Document Fraud- Identity Theft Unit, hereafter referred to
             36      in this section as "the unit".
             37          (2) (a) The unit shall be comprised of at least:
             38          (i) one staff attorney; and
             39          (ii) one investigator.
             40          (b) Subsection (2)(a) does not prohibit the assignment of additional personnel to the
             41      unit subject to the availability of funding.
             42          (3) The primary purpose of the unit is:
             43          (a) to investigate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals and entities that:
             44          (i) participate in the production, sale, or distribution of fraudulent documents used for
             45      identification purposes, to include identity theft and identity fraud; and
             46          (ii) knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly forge, alter counterfeit, or falsely make or
             47      provide an identification document for the purpose of obtaining goods or services or any other
             48      thing of value; and
             49          (b) to specialize in the analysis of fraudulent identification documents created and
             50      prepared for individuals who are seeking to illegally obtain goods or services or any other thing
             51      of value through use of the documents.
             52          Section 2. Appropriation.
             53          As an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints, there is appropriated
             54      from the General Fund for fiscal year 2008-09, $275,100 to the Office of the Attorney General
             55      to fund the Document Fraud-Identity Theft Unit created in Section 67-5-22.5 .
             56          Section 3. Effective date.


             57          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2008.


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