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General Assembly

 

Committee Bill No. 526

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 2663

 

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Referred to Committee on BANKS

 

Introduced by:

 

(BA)

 

AN ACT ALLOWING VICTIMS OF IDENTITY THEFT ACCESS TO BANK AND CREDIT UNION ACCOUNT FUNDS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) No bank or credit union, as defined in section 36a-2 of the general statutes, shall deny a customer who is the victim of identity theft, as defined in section 53a-129a of the general statutes, access to such customer's account funds, provided the bank or credit union is restricting access to account funds solely on the basis of such identity theft.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2013

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To protect individuals whose identity has been stolen by granting them access to their bank and credit union account funds.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

SEN. AYALA, 23rd Dist.

S.B. 526