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S.149: STOP Identity Theft Act of 2013

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 Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Jan. 24, 2013
Latest Major Action March 6, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Stopping Tax Offenders and Prosecuting Identity Theft Act of 2013 or the STOP Identity Theft Act of 2013 - 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 in relation to tax fraud to a fin...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 6, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 316.
March 6, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy without amendment. Without written report.
Feb. 27, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Jan. 24, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.