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HB 1049: Use of Personal Info to Defraud

Bill Number: HB11-1049
Year: 2011
ACLU Position: Active Oppose
Sponsors: Barker

Description:

The bill clarifies certain statutory language describing the offense of identity theft. Falsely claiming the personal identifying information of another person with intent to obtain or maintain employment is added to the list of actions considered as identity theft. To commit identity theft, it is not necessary that a person be aware that the personal identifying information, financial identifying information, or financial device involved in the commission of the offense belongs to another person. The bill amends certain language describing the elements of the offense of criminal impersonation to require the assumption of a false or fictitious identity or legal capacity under some circumstances and the assumption of a false or fictitious identity or capacity, legal or otherwise, in other circumstances. Using false or fictitious personal identifying information shall constitute the assumption of a false or fictitious identity or capacity for the purposes of charging a person with criminal impersonation.


Current Status:

1/12/2011 - Introduced in House: Assigned to Judiciary



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