H. R. 2552
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 15, 2011
Mr. Goodlatte (for himself and Mr. Schiff) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 18, United States Code, to change the state of mind requirement for certain identity theft offenses, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Identity Theft Improvement Act of
State of mind requirement for identity theft and aggravated identity theft
Section 1028 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
State of mind proof requirement
In a prosecution under subsection (a)(7) or under section 1028A(a), the Government need not prove that the defendant knew the means of identification was of another person.