Would make the prosecution of tax return identity theft a greater congressional priority and would strengthen penalties against identity thieves. Notably, the bill would expand the definition of identity theft victim to include not only individuals but also businesses and nonprofit organizations and increase imprisonment of convicted identity thieves from five to up to twenty years.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house Passed September 8th, 2014Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on the JudiciaryCrime, Terrorism, and Homeland SecurityIntroducedFebruary 15th, 2013
- house Committees
What is House Bill H.R. 744?
Would shift Department of Justice resources while providing greater federal protections to individual, corporate, and nonprofit identity theft victims.
Cost of House Bill H.R. 744
The CBO estimates no significant impact on the federal budget. Would result in a reallocation of DOJ resources, but not an increase to the DOJ's budget.