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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5354

 

January Session, 2011

 

LCO No. 1994

   

Referred to Committee on Banks

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. AYALA, 128th Dist.

 

AN ACT ENSURING CUSTOMER ACCESS TO ACCOUNT FUNDS PENDING AN INVESTIGATION INTO IDENTITY THEFT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That title 36a of the general statutes be amended to require banks to allow customers who are the victims of identity theft and whose credit or debit card account is undergoing a fraud investigation as a result of such identity theft to access the funds in their account pending the outcome of such investigation.

Statement of Purpose:

To ensure that credit and debit card account holders have access to their money.