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One of the first bills sent to the governor deals with identity fraud

March 4, 2004
By: Monica Walter
State Capital Bureau

One of the first bills Gov. Holden will see this session is designed to protect your identity. Monica Walter reports from the State Capitol.

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Stealing credit card numbers, birth certificates and several other forms of identification would be crimes punishable by jailtime under a bill passed in the House and Senate.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Jason Brown, says this bill would bring the states law up to date with technology.

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Contents: Brown says that the law needs to be up to date with technology.

The bill will now need the governor's approval to become law. From the State Capitol, I'm Monica Walter.

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Date: 03-03-04

By: Monica Walter

State Capital Bureau

Gov. Bob Holden is now faced with a bill that would make identity theft punishable by jail time. Monica Walter reports from the State Capitol.

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Under a bill passed recently in the House and Senate, credit card numbers, birth certificates, and several other forms of identification would be added to the forms already protected by current Missouri law.

The bill's sponsor in the House, Republican Jason Brown says this bill is important to stop identity fraud criminals for good.

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Contents: Brown says judges now have guidelines to stop these criminals for good.

The bill passed Thursday with little opposition in the House. From the State Capitol, I'm Monica Walter.

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Date: 03-04-04

By: Monica Walter

State Capital Bureau

A bill on it's way to the governor would bring Missouri law up to speed with identification fraud. Monica Walter reports from the State Capitol.

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Criminals using the internet to commit identification fraud would face jail time under a bill passed by the House Thursday.

The bill adds several forms of identification, including credit card numbers to the list of those protected by current law.

Kansas City area Rep. Jason Brown says protection against bank fraud and online purchases are some of the most important points of this bill.

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Contents: Brown says these numbers are more accessable online.

The bill passed through the House and Senate with little opposition and needs Gov. Holden's approval to become a law. From the State Capitol, I'm Monica Walter