2008 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 327
Sponsored By:
Delegates Lee, McComas, and Niemann (Task Force to Study Identity Theft) and Delegates Barnes, Benson, Bronrott, DeBoy, Dumais, Frick, Howard, James, Jones, Kaiser, Kullen, McDonough, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Ramirez, Schuh, Schuler, Shank, Stocksdale, and Waldstreicher
Identity Fraud - Personal and Business Documents and Cardholder Affidavits - Evidence


Providing that specified personal and business documents are admissible as evidence and presumed to be authentic if the account holder testifies as to their authenticity in any judicial or administrative proceeding; and authorizing, in a criminal case or juvenile proceeding involving identity fraud, the introduction of the affidavit of a lawful credit cardholder as substantive evidence that the credit card or credit card number of the credit cardholder was taken, used, or possessed without authorization.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/4 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Identity Theft, Task Force to Study
Delegate Mary-Dulany James, District 34A
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Banks and Trust Companies
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Fraud -see also- Forgery
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Theft -see also- Shoplifting

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Commercial Law
( 24-101 )
Criminal Law
( 8-214.1 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered