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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 64        FILED ON: 1/6/2009

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1842

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Steven A. Tolman

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to identity theft jurisdiction

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PE TITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Steven A. Tolman

Second Suffolk and Middlesex


[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. S00243 OF 2007-2008.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

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An Act relative to identity theft jurisdiction.


 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Section 37B of chapter 266 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “may be arrested without a warrant by such police officer” the following sentence: Whoever is charged with violating this section may be prosecuted and punished in the same jurisdiction in which the theft of the credit card information occurred, or where the credit card information was used with the intent to defraud.

SECTION 2.   Section 37C of said chapter 266, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting aft er the words “may be arrested without a warrant by such police officer” the following sentence: Whoever is charged with violating this section may be prosecuted and punished in the same jurisdiction in which the theft of the credit card information occurre d, or where the credit card information was used with the intent to defraud.

SECTION 3.   Section 37E of said chapter 266, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “the offense of identity fraud as defined in this section” the followi ng sentence:  Whoever is charged with violating this section may be prosecuted and punished in the same jurisdiction in which the theft of the personal identifying information occurred, or where the personal identifying information was used with the intent to defraud.

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