05/28/2008 - A bill (H.R. 5405) introduced by Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) would require that Social Security cards be made of tamperproof and wear-resistant materials and include a digital photo of the cardholder. Under the measure, the card would be encrypted, machine-readable, and contain some sort of biometric identifier.
04/30/2008 - A bill (S.B. 1357) introduced in the Idaho Senate would amend existing identity theft laws to add a new crime. Under the bill, enhanced penalties would be assessed if a person used false pretenses or misrepresentations to facilitate identity theft.