Kentucky lawmakers want to protect citizens from identity theft - and say they need stronger laws in place to do it. Attorney General Jack Conway filed new legislation yesterday- called House Bill 553. Lawmakers say if the law passes, it would require businesses to protect personal identification and notify anyone whose information may have been compromised. Conway says the legislation would also help victims by improving the efficiency of the legal process. 553 would also criminalize e-mails which try to scam consumers by posing as legitimate businesses. Identity theft is the fastest growing financial crime in Kentucky.