A prominent Democratic state senator and the state’s Republican Treasurer are calling on lawmakers to set aside $200,000 next year for a new fund for victims of the massive hacking at the South Carolina Department of Revenue.
Kershaw Senator Vincent Sheheen and State Treasurer Curtis Loftis proposed the new fund in a press briefing Tuesday.
Sheheen said it’s meant to help repay any financial losses due to identity theft.
The fund would be administered like the state's unclaimed property operation headed by the treasurer’s office. Treasurer Curtis Loftis said victims would submit forms saying they lost money from the theft of their personal information last year.
Senators voted unanimously earlier this year in support of the fund.