Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Identity Protection Act. Prohibits a State or local government agency from using an individual's social security number in certain ways, subject to various exceptions. Requires each State or local government agency to develop and implement an identity protection policy. Provides that any employee of a State or local government agency who intentionally violates the provisions of the Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Preempts the concurrent exercise of home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the substantive provisions of the bill with changes. Provides that certain provisions of the Identity Protection Act apply to social security numbers only (instead of social security numbers and other identifying information). Provides that a person who intentionally violates the prohibitions contained in the Act is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor (instead of a Class A misdemeanor). Makes technical changes. Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion. Effective immediately.