Credit report; individual who is victim of identity theft may freeze access thereto. (SB805)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Security freezes on credit reports; penalty. Authorizes any consumer to freeze access to his credit report. If a consumer 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 consumers express authorization. The measure provides a means by which a consumer can release his report, permanently, temporarily, or to a specific third party. Consumer reporting agencies may charge a consumer up to $10 for each freeze, removal of the freeze, or temporary lift of the freeze. A violation is a prohibited practice under the Consumer Protection Act. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/03/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070152796
01/03/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB805)
02/06/2007Left in Commerce and Labor
02/06/2007Letter sent to the Governor