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CHAPTER 90, STATUTES OF 2003 - AB 1772

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As enacted in 2003, Assembly Bill 1772 was a single-section bill that amended only Penal Code section 530.8, relating to identity theft.  (See Exhibit #1c)  The bill was introduced by the Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance, which was chaired by Assembly Member Patricia Wiggins.  (See Exhibits #1a and #3)


Assembly Bill 1772 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance and the Senate Committee on Public Safety where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3 and #5)  No amendments were made to Assembly Bill 1772.  (See Exhibit #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Gray Davis signed the bill on July 21st, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on July 22nd as Chapter 90 of the Statutes of 2003.  (See Exhibit #1c)


The Third Reading analysis of Assembly Bill 1772 prepared by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses summarized the provisions of the bill as follows:


DIGEST:  The purpose of this bill is to allow an identity theft victim to obtain information about unauthorized mail receipt and forwarding services, or office rental applications, made in the name of the identity theft victim.

(See Exhibit #7, page 1)