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CHILD IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION AMENDMENTS

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2011 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Eric K. Hutchings

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Senate Sponsor: Karen Mayne

             6      Cosponsors:
             7      Patrice M. Arent
             8      Susan Duckworth
             9      Janice M. Fisher
             10      Gage FroererBrad J. Galvez
Stephen G. Handy
Lynn N. Hemingway
Neal B. Hendrickson
Paul RayEvan J. Vickers
Mark A. Wheatley
Larry B. Wiley
Brad R. Wilson              11     
             12      LONG TITLE
             13      General Description:
             14          This bill modifies the Utah Workforce Services Code relating to the suspected misuse
             15      of personal identifying information.
             16      Highlighted Provisions:
             17          This bill:
             18          .    provides definitions;
             19          .    includes in the definition of "suspected misuse of personal identifying information"
             20      reported wages exceeding $1,000 for a single reporting quarter for an individual
             21      under the age of 18, rather than the current age of younger than 16; and
             22          .    authorizes the Department of Workforce Services to notify the owner of personal
             23      identifying information or provide information to an appropriate law enforcement
             24      agency responsible for investigating an identity fraud violation if an individual
             25      younger than 18 years of age or the parent or guardian of the individual has enrolled
             26      the individual in the child identity protection plan or is in the process of enrolling
             27      the person.
             28      Money Appropriated in this Bill:


             29          None
             30      Other Special Clauses:
             31          None
             32      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             33      AMENDS:
             34          35A-4-312.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 264
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             36      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             37          Section 1. Section 35A-4-312.5 is amended to read:
             38           35A-4-312.5. Suspected misuse of personal identifying information.
             39          (1) As used in this section:
             40          (a) "Child identity protection plan" is a program operated by the attorney general that
             41      uses IRIS and allows the attorney general to enter into an agreement with a third party to
             42      transmit verified personal information of a person younger than 18 years of age through
             43      secured means to enable the protection of the person's Social Security number from misuse.
             44          (b) "IRIS" means the Identity Theft Reporting Information System operated by the
             45      attorney general.
             46          [(a)] (c) "Personal identifying information" has the same meaning as defined in Section
             47      76-6-1102 .
             48          [(b)] (d) "Suspected misuse of personal identifying information" includes:
             49          (i) a Social Security number under which wages are being reported by two or more
             50      individuals; or
             51          (ii) a Social Security number of an individual under the age of [16] 18 with reported
             52      wages exceeding $1,000 for a single reporting quarter.
             53          (2) Notwithstanding Section 35A-4-312 , if the department records disclose a suspected
             54      misuse of personal identifying information by an individual other than the purported owner of
             55      the information, or if a parent, guardian, or individual under the age of 18 is enrolling or has
             56      enrolled in the child identity protection plan, the department may:


             57          (a) inform the purported owner of the information or, if the purported owner is a minor,
             58      the minor's parent or guardian, of the suspected misuse; and
             59          (b) provide information of the suspected misuse to an appropriate law enforcement
             60      agency responsible for investigating an identity fraud violation.


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