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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3224         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1429

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John D. Keenan

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to misuse of debit cards.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John D. Keenan

7th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3224        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1429

By Mr. Keenan of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1429) of John D. Keenan for legislation to amend the credit card fraud statutes to include debit cards.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to misuse of debit cards.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Section 105 of Chapter 93 of the General Laws as appearing in the 2010 official edition is hereby amended by inserting, after the word “transactions” in line 8, the following words:-
including debit card transactions;
SECTION 2.  Section 41 of Chapter 183B of the General Laws as appearing in the 2010 official edition is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 26 and 27, the words “credit card” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:-
credit card or debit card
SECTION 3.  Section 37A of Chapter 266 of the General Laws as appearing in the 2010 official edition is hereby amended by striking out the definition of “credit card” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-
“Credit card”, any instrument or device, whether known as a credit card, credit plate, or by any other name, issued with or without fee by an issuer for the use of the cardholder in obtaining money, goods, services, or anything else of value on credit; or a debit card.
SECTION 4.  Said Section 37A of Chapter 266 is hereby further amended by inserting after the definition of “Credit card” the following definition:-
“Debit card”, any instrument or device, whether known as a debit card or by any other name, that is issued with or without a fee by an issuer for the use of the cardholder in obtaining money, property, goods, services or anything else of value, subject to the issuer removing money from the checking account, savings account, or any other account of the cardholder.

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