SENATE BILL 684 (ALPERT – 2003)
CHAPTER 534, STATUTES OF 2003 - SB 684
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Penal Code section 530.8 was amended in 2003 following legislative approval of Senate Bill 684, which affected this section only. (See Exhibit #1e) This bill was introduced on February 21, 2003 by Senator Dede Alpert in response to a request by a constituent who was a victim of identity theft. (See Exhibits #1a and #13, page 3)
Senate Bill 684 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Public Safety and both the Assembly Committee on Public Safety and Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3, #7 and #9) Three amendments were made to Senate Bill 684. (See Exhibits #1b through #1d and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Gray Davis signed Senate Bill 684 on September 24, 2003 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on September 25th as Chapter 534 of the Statutes of 2003. (See Exhibit #1e)
The Unfinished Business analysis of Senate Bill 684 as last amended that was prepared by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses described this bill as follows:
DIGEST: This bill (1) allows a consumer who suspects that he or she has been the victim of identity theft to receive information about unauthorized additions to or renewals of existing accounts, in addition to new applications for credit or other specified goods and services, and (2) to defines [sic] “copies of all forms and information” in a request for information about suspected identity theft as “paper records, records of telephone applications or authorizations, or records of electronic applications or authorizations.”
(See Exhibit #13, page 1)