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S.B. 52





Chief Sponsor: Carlene M. Walker

House Sponsor: Eric K. Hutchings

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Criminal Code regarding the crime of identity fraud.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    authorizes the court to order restitution to the victim of an identity fraud offense;
             13      and
             14          .    specifies that restitution related to an offense of identity fraud may include:
             15              .    attorney fees, lost wages, and other costs; and
             16              .    the victim's time involved in dealing with the offense, including administrative
             17      hearings and clearing the victim's record.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          76-6-1102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 94
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 76-6-1102 is amended to read:

             28           76-6-1102. Identity fraud crime.
             29          (1) [For purposes of] As used in this part, "personal identifying information" may
             30      include:
             31          (a) name;
             32          (b) birth date;
             33          [(b)] (c) address;
             34          [(c)] (d) telephone number;
             35          [(d)] (e) [driver's] drivers license number;
             36          [(e)] (f) Social Security number;
             37          [(f)] (g) place of employment;
             38          [(g)] (h) employee identification numbers or other personal identification numbers;
             39          [(h)] (i) mother's maiden name;
             40          [(i)] (j) electronic identification numbers;
             41          [(j)] (k) electronic signatures under Title 46, Chapter 4, Uniform Electronic
             42      Transactions Act; or
             43          [(k)] (l) any other numbers or information that can be used to access a person's
             44      financial resources or medical information, except for numbers or information that can be
             45      prosecuted as financial transaction card offenses under Sections 76-6-506 through 76-6-506.4 .
             46          (2) (a) A person is guilty of identity fraud when that person:
             47          (i) obtains personal identifying information of another person whether that person is
             48      alive or deceased; and
             49          (ii) knowingly or intentionally uses, or attempts to use, that information with fraudulent
             50      intent, including to obtain, or attempt to obtain, credit, goods, services, any other thing of
             51      value, or medical information.
             52          (b) It is not a defense to a violation of Subsection (2)(a) that the person did not know
             53      that the personal information belonged to another person.
             54          (3) Identity fraud is:
             55          (a) except as provided in Subsection (3)(b)(ii), a third degree felony [of the third
             56      degree] if the value of the credit, goods, services, or any other thing of value is less than
             57      $5,000; or
             58          (b) a second degree felony [of the second degree] if:

             59          (i) the value of the credit, goods, services, employment, or any other thing of value is
             60      or exceeds $5,000; or
             61          (ii) the use described in Subsection (2)(a)(ii) of personal identifying information
             62      results, directly or indirectly, in bodily injury to another person.
             63          (4) Multiple violations may be aggregated into a single offense, and the degree of the
             64      offense is determined by the total value of all credit, goods, services, or any other thing of
             65      value used, or attempted to be used, through the multiple violations.
             66          (5) When a defendant is convicted of a violation of this section, the court may order the
             67      defendant to make restitution to any victim of the offense. Restitution may include:
             68          (a) payment for any costs incurred, including attorney fees, lost wages, and
             69      replacement of checks; and
             70          (b) the value of the victim's time incurred due to the offense:
             71          (i) in clearing the victim's credit history or credit rating;
             72          (ii) in any civil or administrative proceedings necessary to satisfy or resolve any debt,
             73      lien, or other obligation of the victim or imputed to the victim and arising from the offense; and
             74          (iii) in attempting to remedy any other intended or actual harm to the victim incurred as
             75      a result of the offense.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 12-4-07 9:47 AM

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