Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
Increases criminal penalties for persons convicted of specified identity theft crimes. Adds identity theft and crimes involving personal identification cards to enumerated list of criminal gang activities. Expands definition of personal identifying information and requires prison terms and increased fines for acquisition of such information with intent to defraud. Expands venue in identity theft prosecutions to include county where victim resided at time of offense, and limits availability of probation. Creates forensic computer analysis fund to pay for analysis of electronic evidence in criminal investigations, financed through criminal fines. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Unknown net fiscal impact on state and local governments, depending on the number of future convictions for identity theft against children, seniors, dependent adults, or in association with criminal gang activity, and the ability of convicted offenders to pay the increased fines and fees proposed by the measure.
Charles S. Poochigian
Failed to Qualify
Identity Theft. Criminal Gang Activity. Forensic Computer Analysis Fund. Initiative Statute. California Initiative 1152 (2005).