130th Ohio General Assembly
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(124th General Assembly)
(Substitute Senate Bill Number 250)



AN ACT
To enact section 1349.18 of the Revised Code to prohibit the recording of more than the last five digits of a credit card account number, or recording the expiration date of a credit card, on an electronically printed receipt provided to a credit cardholder, and to provide civil remedies for a violation of the act and for enforcement by the Attorney General.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 1349.18 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 1349.18. (A) No person or limited liability company that accepts credit cards for the transaction of business shall print more than the last five digits of the credit card account number, or print the expiration date of a credit card, on any receipt provided to the cardholder.

(B) This section applies only to receipts that are electronically printed and does not apply to any transaction in which the sole means of recording the cardholder's credit card account number is by handwriting or by an imprint or copy of the credit card.

(C) A violation of this section is deemed an unfair or deceptive act or practice in violation of section 1345.02 of the Revised Code. A person injured by a violation of this section has a cause of action and is entitled to the same relief available to a consumer under section 1345.09 of the Revised Code, and all powers and remedies available to the attorney general to enforce sections 1345.01 to 1345.13 of the Revised Code are available to the attorney general to enforce this section.

(D) As used in this section, "credit card" includes, but is not limited to, a credit card, charge card, debit card, or other card, code, device, or other means of access to a customer's account for the purpose of obtaining money, property, labor, or services on credit, or for initiating an electronic fund transfer at a point-of-sale terminal, an automated teller machine, or a cash dispensing machine.

SECTION 2. Section 1 of this act shall take effect on July 1, 2004.

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