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Individual State ID Theft Laws

Below is a list of states that have passed laws related to identity theft; others may be considering such legislation. Where specific identity theft laws do not exist, the practices may be prohibited under other state laws. States marked with * do not currently have their law available online.

Alabama* Alabama Code 13A-8-190 through 201
(search Alabama Code for "Identity Theft"
Alaska Alaska Stat 11.46.180
(scroll to section 11.46.180)
Arizona Ariz. Rev. Stat. 13-2008
Arkansas* Ark. Code Ann. 5-37-227
California Cal. Penal Code 530.5-530.7
Colorado Colo. Rev Stat. 18-5-102
Connecticut 1999 Gen. Stat. 53(a)-129(a)
Delaware Del. Code Ann. tit. II, 854
Florida Fla. Stat. Ann. 817.568
Georgia Ga. Code Ann. 16-9-121, 16-9-127
Hawaii* HI Rev. Stat. 708-839.6-8
(See statutes and documents
Idaho Idaho Code 18-3126
Illinois 720 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/16 G
Indiana Ind. Code Ann. 35-43-5-4 (2000)
Iowa Iowa Code 715A.8
Kansas Kan. Stat. Ann. 21-4018
Kentucky Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann.   514.160
Louisiana La. Rev. Stat. Ann. 14:67.16
Maine Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 17-A, 354-2A
Maryland Md. Code Ann. art. 27 231
Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 266, 37E
Michigan* Mich. Comp. Laws 750.285
Minnesota Minn. Stat. Ann.   609.527
Mississippi Miss. Code Ann. 97-19-85
Missouri Mo. Rev. Stat. 570.223
Montana* Mon. Code Ann. 45-6-332
Nevada Nev. Rev. State. 205.463-465
New Hampshire N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 638:26
New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. 2C:21-17
New Mexico H.B. 317, 2001 Leg, 45th Sess.
New York NY CLS Penal 190.77-190.84
North Carolina N.C. Gen. Stat. 14-113.20
North Dakota N.D. Cent. Codes 12.1-23
Ohio Ohio Rev. Code Ann. 2913.49
Oklahoma Okla. Stat. tit. 21, 1533.1
Oregon Or. Rev. Stat. 165.800
Pennsylvania* 18 Pa. Cons. State 4120
Rhode Island R.I. Gen. Laws 11-49.1-1
South Carolina S.C. Code Ann. 16-13-500, 501
South Dakota S.D. Codified Laws 22-30A-3.1.
Tennessee* Tenn. Code Ann. 39-14-150 

Tex. Penal Code 32.51


Utah Code Ann. 76-6-1101-1104


Va. Code Ann. 18.2-186.3

Washington Wash. Rev. Code 9.35.020
(click on title 9, then chapter 35)
West Virginia W. Va. Code 61-3-54
scroll down to 61-3-54
Wisconsin Wis. Stat. 943.201
Wyoming* Wyo. Stat. Ann. 6-3-901
U.S. Territories
Guam* 9 Guam Code Ann. 46.80 
U.S. Virgin Islands* 14 VI Code Ann. 3003

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