as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
A bill for an act
relating to consumer protection; regulating security freezes on consumer reports;
providing for payment of fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section
13C.016, subdivision 8.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 13C.016, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
(a) A consumer reporting agency may charge a fee of $5 for placing,
temporarily lifting, or removing a security freeze unless:
(1) the consumer is a victim of identity theft as defined in subdivision 1, paragraph
(2) the consumer provides the consumer reporting agency with a valid copy of a
police report or a police case number documenting the identity theft.
(b) In addition to the charge, if any, permitted under paragraph (a), a consumer
may be charged no more than $5 if the consumer fails to retain the original personal
identification number given to the consumer by the agency, but the consumer may not
be charged for a onetime reissue of the same or a new personal identification number.
The consumer may be charged no more than $5 for subsequent instances of loss of the
personal identification number.
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