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2013 House Bill 5050: Ban credit card fraud "skimming" devices

Public Act 212 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on October 3, 2013 To authorize criminal penalties for the possession or use of a "skimmer" device designed to gain access to a person's financial accounts (for example, when a person is using an ATM machine). This and other bills in a legislative package would authorize the same penalties as a 2012 law banning "automated sales suppression devices" for falsifying electronic cash register records, called “zappers” or “phantom-ware": Five years in prison and a $25,000 fine for a first offense, increasing to 15 years for a third and subsequent offenses.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on October 3, 2013
Reported in the House on October 23, 2013 With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on November 6, 2013 To exempt skimming devices used by law enforcement officers in the line of duty.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 6, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on November 6, 2013 To remove a minimum penalty provision ("not less than one year").
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on November 6, 2013
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on November 6, 2013 To adopt a legislative process detail so amendments adopted earlier can be removed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on November 6, 2013
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on November 6, 2013 To reconsider the vote by which the House adopted the McMillin amendment.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on November 6, 2013
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on November 7, 2013 To authorize criminal penalties of up to five years in prison and a $100,000 fine for the possession or use of a "skimmer" device designed to gain access to a person's financial accounts (for example, when a person is using an ATM machine).
Received in the Senate on November 12, 2013
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 12, 2013
Reported in the Senate on November 13, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 11, 2013 To establish that if passed the bill will go into effect on April 1, 2014.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 11, 2013
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 2013 (same description)
To authorize criminal penalties of up to five years in prison and a $100,000 fine for the possession or use of a "skimmer" device designed to gain access to a person's financial accounts (for example, when a person is using an ATM machine).
Received in the House on December 12, 2013
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on December 12, 2013 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2013

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