|S.F. No. 2493 - Identify Theft; Use of Scanning and Reencoding Devices (First Engrossment)|
|Author:||Senator Mee Moua|
|Prepared by:||Chris Turner, Senate Research (651/296-4350)|
|Date:||April 15, 2010|
The bill creates a felony for the unlawful possession of scanning devices or reencoders. A
scanning device is used to read or store information encoded on a card with a magnetic or electronic
strip. A reencoder is a device that places encoded information from one card onto a different card.
Section 1 expands the county attorney's subpoena authority to include the production of certain records for identity theft investigations. Limits subpoena authority to identity theft cases where probable cause exists to believe a crime has been committed.
Section 2 defines "scanning device, " "reencoder," and "payment card" for the purposes of identity theft crimes.
Section 3 creates a five-year felony for the following:
This section is effective August 1, 2010, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.
Section 4 applies the venue provisions to the new crime under section 3. Under this subdivision, a case may be prosecuted in:
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