H.R.744: STOP Identity Theft Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 8 (6 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on September 8, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Stopping Tax Offenders and Prosecuting Identity Theft Act of 2014 or the STOP Identity Theft Act of 2014 - Calls for the Attorney General to: (1) make use of all existing resources of the Department of Justice (DOJ), including task forces, to bring more perpetrators of tax return identity theft to justice; and (2) take into account the need to concentrate efforts in areas of the country where the crime is most frequently reported, to coordinate with state and local authorities to prosecute and prevent such crime, and to protect vulnerable groups from becoming victims or otherwise being used in the offense.

Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) include organizations as victims for purposes of prohibitions against identity theft or aggravated identity theft, and (2) subject an identity theft offense committed during and i...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 9, 2014 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 555.
Sept. 8, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 8, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7267)
Sept. 8, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 744.
Sept. 8, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7267-7269)
Sept. 8, 2014 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Sept. 8, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 427.
Sept. 8, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-576.
July 16, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
July 16, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 15, 2014 Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Discharged.
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.