Child Identity Theft Bill Unanimously Passes Committee Hearing

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Anyone can become a victim of identity theft, including children.

A new bill in the state legislature hopes to prevent kids from facing having their identities stolen.

Monday, state senators held a committee hearing on S.B. 242 - also known as the KIDS Act.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has worked with the legislature to develop this measure and testified in support of it. He brought along a former foster child, who had her identity stolen as a teenager.

"I came here today to share my story with you because I want to help prevent other children from going through what I'm going through," said Ashtavia Maddox, the former foster child.

The KIDS Act received unanimous support in its first committee stop.