Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person's identifying information, like a person's name, Social Security number, or credit card number or other financial information, without permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Identity theft continues to generate the most complaints with the Federal Trade Commission.
The chart below lists state legislation introduced or pending during the 2014 legislative session relating to identity theft. Legislation in 30 states and Puerto Rico is pending in the 2014 legislative session and includes legislation regarding criminal penalties, identity theft passports and identity theft prevention. Nineteen bills have been enacted in 2014.
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Heather Morton is a program principal in Fiscal Affairs. She covers financial services, alcohol production and sales, and medical malpractice issues for NCSL.