House Advances Barrar Bill to Protect Consumer Credit Reports
HARRISBURG - The House today gave its unanimous approval to a bill, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), that would help consumers guard their credit information.

“We live in a society that relies heavily on technology to accomplish most tasks,” said Barrar. “While these advancements have simplified our lives in many ways, we have learned that safeguards are necessary to protect the transmission of sensitive information from one party to another. House Bill 1982 would allow consumers to place a permanent freeze on their credit report, limiting access only to credit reporting agencies, fraud prevention agencies and law enforcement.

“Citizens must take an active role in the prevention of identity theft. My legislation strengthens our consumer protection laws by providing consumers with the ability to permanently limit those who have access to their credit information. Under current law, a freeze on credit histories automatically expires after seven years, but my bill would keep a security freeze in effect until the consumer specifically requests to have it removed.”

House Bill 1982 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Representative Stephen E. Barrar
160th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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