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Representative Randy Ramey
District 55 - Republican

Contact 1883 N. Neltnor Blvd. (Rt. 59) 213-N Stratton Building
  West Chicago, IL 60185 Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 630-876-0703 Phone : 217-558-1037
Fax: 630-231-3742 Fax:  217-558-1037

For Immediate Release

Date:  April 10, 2006

Ramey Identity Theft Prevention Bill Sent to Governor

Springfield, ILAn identity theft prevention bill sponsored by State Rep. Randy Ramey (R-Carol Stream) has passed the Senate and will be sent to the Governor for his signature.

Im urging the Governor to sign this legislation because it restricts state employees from criminally tampering with citizen personal, private information, Ramey said. Were taking a proactive step in fighting the war on identity theft.

House Bill 4438 makes it an offense to allow State of Illinois employees to knowingly discard records and databases that have personal information without destroying the items. All records, whether written or computerized, must be unintelligible or destroyed or employees could face both misdemeanor and felony charges for allowing the information to be accessed.

For more information, contact Ramey at his office at (630) 876-0703.