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(124th General Assembly)
(Substitute Senate Bill Number 250)
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
accepts credit cards for the transaction of business
more than the last five digits of the credit card
or print the expiration date of a credit card, on
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
(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,