Maine LD 219: An Act To Protect a Child from Misuse of Identity

LD 219 (subjects: TEMPORARY ASSIST TO NEEDY FAMILIES , FRAUD )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=219&PID=1456&snum=127


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Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Mark Bryant of Windham: (D – District 24) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 House Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin, REFERRED to the Committee on Health and Human Services, in concurrence.
On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending Motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin to REFER to the Committee on Health and Human Services , in concurrence.
Unfinished Business
2/5/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES , in concurrence.
4/14/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Protect a Child from Misuse of Identity

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 42, sub- 10 is enacted to read:

10. Protection of a child from misuse of identity. The department shall adopt rules to protect a child from the misuse of the identity of the child for household, business or commercial purposes. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined by Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A. The rules must provide for the following procedures when a person in a household that includes a minor child applies for cash or medical assistance from the department or renews an application for cash or medical assistance:

A. Enabling the department to review information about and inquire and ascertain whether a person who is applying for or renewing an application for cash or medical assistance has misused the identity of the child including, but not limited to, the social security number and credit history of the child;
B. Requiring that, in applying for or renewing an application for cash or medical assistance, the applicant and the child, if the child is able to sign a release, each sign a release authorizing the department to make the inquiry and to receive and review any information under paragraph A. The rules must require releases with respect to all children in a household; and
C. Referring the matter to the Attorney General for consideration and possible legal action if the department determines that the identity of a child has been misused.

The department shall report by April 1st each year to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters on the results of inquiries, reviews of information and referrals made pursuant to this subsection.

summary

This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt rules to protect a child from the misuse of the identity of the child for household, business or commercial purposes. The rules must provide for releases to make an inquiry, to review information and to refer a matter to the Attorney General if the department finds that a person has misused a child’s identity for household, business or commercial purposes. The bill requires the department to report by April 1st each year to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters on the results of child identity inquiries, reviews of information and referrals.

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