Rep. Green Applauds Legislation Aimed At Preventing Identity Theft
Legislation would limit to whom a death certificate containing a deceased individual's Social Security number may be issued
July 01, 2015
 
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COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) applauded the passage of Senate Bill 61 through the Ohio House of Representatives yesterday. This legislation would limit to whom a certified copy of a death certificate containing the decedent’s Social Security number may be issued in the first five years after the decedent’s death.


“This bill provides comfort to families within our district and across Ohio in protecting the memory of their loved ones,” said Rep. Green. “Identity theft is a terrible thing to have happen to an individual but when it occurs to one who has since passed, it only exacerbates the pain the grieving family has.”


Under current law, officials who maintain vital records must issue a certified copy of a death certificate (with no information redacted) to any person if they submit the required application and fee.


Under SB 61, these officials would be prohibited from including the decedent’s Social Security number on a certified copy of a death certificate, unless that information is specifically requested to be on the certified copy by a qualified individual, such as a close relative, a journalist, or an individual who is authorized by law to act on behalf of the decedent.


Senate Bill 61 passed with bipartisan support on the House floor.

 
 
 
  
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