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House Bill 1609

House Bill 1609

ARCHIVE (2007)

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Freezing of credit reports. Provides that a consumer may prevent access to the consumer's credit report by requesting that the consumer reporting agency place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Imposes other requirements and restrictions. Provides that: (1) a consumer reporting agency may furnish a consumer's identifying information only to certain persons; (2) a consumer may bring a civil action against a consumer reporting agency for injury caused to the consumer by the consumer reporting agency's violation of the law; and (3) the attorney general may bring an action to recover a civil penalty of $2,500 for a knowing or intentional violation or series of violations concerning one consumer and not more than a total of $100,000 for knowing or intentional violations of the security freeze law for related violations concerning more than one consumer.
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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