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S.F. No. 2582 - Interference with Point-of-Sale Terminals, First Engrossment
 
Author: Senator Eric R. Pratt
 
Prepared By: Chris Turner, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-4350)
 
Date: February 28, 2018



 

The bill expands the crime of unauthorized computer access by criminalizing interference with point-of-sale terminals to collect information from credit, debit, or similar cards.

Section 1 expands the definition of “authorization” to include access at limited times by certain employees of the Department of Commerce, meter inspectors, and others who have express permission to access a device at approved times.

Section 2 defines “electronic terminal” to include ATMs, gas pumps, and similar devices used to withdraw cash, make payments, or electronically transfer funds.

Section 3 defines “access device” to include credit cards, debits cards, gift cards, EBT cards, and other cards used to make financial transactions.

Section 4 expands the crime of unauthorized computer access to include penetrating, or attempting to penetrate, an electronic terminal.

Section 5 creates a felony offense for accessing, or attempting to access, an electronic terminal without authorization by opening, or attempting to open, a panel or access door and placing or attaching a device to collect information from credit, debit, and similar cards.

Section 6 creates a gross misdemeanor offense for accessing, or attempting to access, an ATM, gas pump, or similar device without authorization.

The bill is effective August 1, 2018, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

 
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