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Chief Sponsor: Curtis Oda

Senate Sponsor: Deidre M. Henderson

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Criminal Code regarding the definition of identity fraud.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    provides that someone who knowingly uses or attempts to use the personal
             13      identifying information of another person, whether that person is alive or deceased,
             14      is guilty of identity fraud.
             15      Money 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 Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 164
             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) As used in this part, "personal identifying information" may include:
             27          (a) name;
             28          (b) birth date;
             29          (c) address;

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

             58          (4) Multiple violations may be aggregated into a single offense, and the degree of the
             59      offense is determined by the total value of all credit, goods, services, or any other thing of
             60      value used, or attempted to be used, through the multiple violations.
             61          (5) When a defendant is convicted of a violation of this section, the court shall order
             62      the defendant to make restitution to any victim of the offense or state on the record the reason
             63      the court does not find ordering restitution to be appropriate.
             64          (6) Restitution under Subsection (5) may include:
             65          (a) payment for any costs incurred, including attorney fees, lost wages, and
             66      replacement of checks; and
             67          (b) the value of the victim's time incurred due to the offense:
             68          (i) in clearing the victim's credit history or credit rating;
             69          (ii) in any civil or administrative proceedings necessary to satisfy or resolve any debt,
             70      lien, or other obligation of the victim or imputed to the victim and arising from the offense; and
             71          (iii) in attempting to remedy any other intended or actual harm to the victim incurred as
             72      a result of the offense.

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