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2017 House Bill 5094: Ban credit bureaus charging for security freeze
Introduced by Rep. Joseph Bellino, Jr. (R) on October 12, 2017
To prohibit the big consumer credit rating agencies from charging an individual who requests a security freeze following a security breach in one of these agency’s databases, such as the Equifax breach that reportedly put 140 million individuals at risk of identity theft.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Financial Services Committee on October 12, 2017
Reported in the House on December 6, 2017
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 107 to 2 in the House on December 12, 2017.
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(same description)
To prohibit the big consumer credit rating agencies from charging an individual who requests a security freeze following a security breach in one of these agency’s databases, such as the Equifax breach that reportedly put 140 million individuals at risk of identity theft.
Received in the Senate on December 13, 2017
Referred to the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee on December 13, 2017

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