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The DC Code: § 47-3152 Use of credit card information in connection with payment by check.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)
a
No person shall imprint the information contained on a drawer's credit card or other form of identification on the face or on the back of a check used as payment for goods or services, nor shall any person record in any manner the number of a drawer's credit card or other form of identification as a condition to accepting a check as payment for the sale of goods or services. Nothing herein shall be deemed to prohibit a person from requesting, but not requiring, that a drawer voluntarily display a credit card or other form of identification as an additional form of identification, provided that the only information recorded concerning the credit card or other form of identification is the type of credit card or other form of identification so displayed and its expiration date where applicable.
b
Where a second form of identification is requested, the merchant must inform the purchaser of the range of acceptable second forms of identification and post a listing of the range of acceptable second forms of identification in at least one location clearly visible to the purchaser within the merchant's place of business.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 47-3152. Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Check Identification Fraud Prevention Temporary Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Law 11-231, April 9, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 2589). For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Check Identification Fraud Prevention Temporary Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Law 12-63, March 20, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2098). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 2 of the Check Identification Fraud Prevention Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-451, December 10, 1996, 44 DCR 120). For temporary amendment of section, see § 2 of the Check Identification Fraud Prevention Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12- 14, March 3, 1997, 44 DCR 1749), see § 2 of the Check Identification Fraud Prevention Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12- 186, October 30, 1997, 44 DCR 6964), and see § 2 of the Check Identification Fraud Prevention Congressional Recess Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-258, February 19, 1998, 45 DCR 1228). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 9-69, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-3151. Law 12-88, the "Check Identification Fraud Prevention Amendment Act of 1998," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 12-22, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 4, 1997, and January 6, 1998, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 22, 1998, it was assigned Act No. 12-259 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 12-88 became effective on April 29, 1998. DC CODE § 47-3152 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 11, 1992, D.C. Law 9-69, § 3, 39 DCR 16; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575; Apr. 29, 1998, D.C. Law 12-88, § 2, 45 DCR 1230.)