Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 6414

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 3185

 

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Referred to Committee on Banks

 

Introduced by:

 

(BA)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING IDENTITY THEFT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a task force to study identity theft of children in the state. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, (1) the prevalence of identity theft of children, and (2) the ways in which the state may protect children from identity theft.

(b) The task force shall consist of the following members:

(1) Two appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

(2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

(3) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives;

(4) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate;

(5) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

(6) One appointed by the minority leader of the Senate;

(7) The Banking Commissioner, or the commissioner's designee; and

(8) Two persons appointed by the Governor.

(c) Any member of the task force appointed under subdivision (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) or (6) of subsection (b) of this section may be a member of the General Assembly.

(d) All appointments to the task force shall be made no later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(e) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall select the chairpersons of the task force from among the members of the task force. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held no later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(f) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to banks shall serve as administrative staff of the task force.

(g) Not later than January 1, 2010, the task force shall submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to banks, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. The task force shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or January 1, 2010, whichever is later.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To establish a task force to study (1) the prevalence of identity theft of children in the state, and (2) the ways in which the state may protect children from identity theft.

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