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I.D.-Theft Measure Gets Final Approval in Senate

I.D.-Theft Measure Gets Final Approval in Senate

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A measure that makes it easier for victims of identity theft to gain information and report crimes online is now headed to the governor's desk.

Yesterday, House Bill 432 received final approval in the Senate. Under the measure, the Utah Attorney General's Office would maintain an online database of information on identity theft, a way for victims to report their crimes and have those reports forwarded to the proper agency.

Senator Carlene Walker of Cottonwood Heights says so far the database has been limping along with private-sector funding. However, she says with the state funding it could become a model for all across the country.

The bill still needs Governor Huntsman's signature before it becomes law.


Information from: Deseret Morning News,

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