Credit report; individual who is victim of identity theft may freeze access thereto. (HB1877)

Introduced By

Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Credit report security freeze; penalties. Authorizes an individual who is a victim of identity theft to freeze access to his credit report. If an identity theft victim has placed a freeze on his credit report, a consumer reporting agency is prohibited from releasing the credit report, or any information in it, without the identity theft victims express authorization. The measure provides a means by which an identity theft victim can release his report, permanently, temporarily, or to a specific third party. Certain disclosures are exempt from the freeze. A consumer reporting agency shall not charge a fee for establishing a freeze, removing a freeze, or temporarily lifting a freeze. Violations are a prohibited practice under the Consumer Protection Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074214262
01/04/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1877)