language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1984 CHAPTER 533-H.F.No. 1950 An act relating to discrimination; authorizing a woman to use a current or former surname for purposes of credit or business; prohibiting discrimination on the basis of use of a current or former surname; amending Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 363.03, subdivision 8, and by adding a subdivision; proposing new law coded in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325G. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [325G.041] [MARRIED WOMAN; NAME ON CARD.] If a credit card issuer has determined in the normal course of business that it will issue a card to a married woman, the card shall be issued bearing either her current or former surname, as the woman may direct. Credit card issuers may require that a married woman requesting a card in a former surname open a new account in that name. Refusal to issue a credit card pursuant to this section constitutes an unfair discriminatory practice under section 363.03, subdivision 8. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1982, 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 credit to a person because of sex or marital status; (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. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 363.03, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 8a. [BUSINESS; SEX DISCRIMINATION.] It is an unfair discriminatory practice for a person engaged in a trade or business or in the provision of a service to refuse to do business with or provide a service to a woman based on her use of her current or former surname. It is an unfair discriminatory practice for a person to impose, as a condition of doing business with or providing a service to a woman, that a woman use her current surname rather than a former surname. Approved April 25, 1984
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