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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 245-S.F.No. 168 
           An act relating to human rights; clarifying certain 
          provisions relating to discrimination in the extension 
          of credit because of sex or marital status; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 363.03, subdivision 8.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 363.03, 
subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 8.  [CREDIT; SEX DISCRIMINATION.] It is an unfair 
discriminatory practice:  
    (1) to discriminate in the extension of personal or 
commercial credit to a person, or in the requirements for 
obtaining credit, because of sex or marital status; or 
    (2) for a credit card issuer to refuse to issue a credit 
card to a woman under her current or former surname unless there 
is an intent to defraud or mislead, except that a credit card 
issuer may require that a woman requesting a card under a former 
surname open a separate account in that name.  A credit card 
issuer may also require disclosure of any other names under 
which the credit card applicant may have a credit history. 
    Approved May 26, 1987