PRINTER'S NO.  473

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

SENATE BILL

 

No.

462

Session of

2009

  

  

INTRODUCED BY BROWNE, ORIE, BOSCOLA, STACK, BAKER, GORDNER, FONTANA, ALLOWAY, COSTA, RAFFERTY, WOZNIAK, GREENLEAF, MELLOW, KASUNIC, STOUT, BRUBAKER, LOGAN, O'PAKE, PILEGGI, EARLL, CORMAN, FERLO AND WONDERLING, MARCH 2, 2009

  

  

REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, MARCH 2, 2009  

  

  

  

AN ACT

  

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Establishing the Identity Theft Prevention and Restoration

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Program.

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The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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hereby enacts as follows:

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Section 1.  Short title.

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This act shall be known and may be cited as the Identity

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Theft Prevention and Restoration Act.

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Section 2.  Establishment.

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There is established the Identity Theft Prevention and

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Restoration Program within the Office of Attorney General. The

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program shall include the following:

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(1)  The development and distribution of information on

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the prevention of identity theft to the public.

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(2)  The development and distribution of information on

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the restoration of personal information, including credit

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card numbers, bank accounts, insurance information and Social

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Security numbers.

 


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(3)  The development of an identity restoration program.

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Section 3.  Identity restoration program.

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(a)  Components.--The identity restoration program

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established under section 2(3) shall include:

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(1)  Step-by-step instructions on how to alert creditors,

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financial institutions, insurance companies, government

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agencies and other entities of identity theft.

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(2)  The issuance of identity theft identification cards

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to enable an individual to demonstrate that the individual

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has been the victim of identity theft.

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(3)  Access to an Internet website to transmit the

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application and police report to the Office of Attorney

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General.

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(4)  The provision of Internet websites and toll-free

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telephone numbers of credit reporting agencies, services to

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remove a name from mailing lists and other appropriate

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entities.

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(b)  Issuance.--The following shall apply to the issuance of

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an identity theft identification card under subsection (a)(2):

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(1)  To be eligible for an identity theft identification

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card, an individual shall do all of the following:

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(i)  Report the crime to law enforcement.

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(ii)  File an application for an identity theft

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identification card and a police report with the Office

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of Attorney General.

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(2)  An application under paragraph (1)(ii) shall include

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all of the following:

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(i)  The victim's name, address, telephone numbers

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and driver's license or State ID card number.

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(ii)  The reporting law enforcement officer's name,

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agency name, telephone number and date of report.

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(iii)  The victim's signature under oath affirming

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the accuracy of the information.

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(iv)  The victim's fingerprint and photograph.

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(3)  The Office of Attorney General shall do all of the

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following:

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(i)  Verify the information in the application and

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police report.

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(ii)  Issue an identification card with unique

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identification number for the individual.

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(iii)  Provide security measures to ensure the

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reliability of the identity restoration program.

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(iv)  Develop a website to transmit applications and

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police reports directly to the Office of Attorney

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General.

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Section 4.  Implementation.

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The Office of Attorney General shall develop the application,

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websites and other components of the Identity Theft Prevention

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and Restoration Program within six months of the effective date

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of this section.

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Section 20.  Effective date.

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This act shall take effect in 60 days.

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