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2016 Statute


50-724.Security freeze; exceptions. (a) Nothing in K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 50-723, and amendments thereto, shall be construed to require the following to place a security freeze on a consumer report:

(1) A check services or fraud prevention services company, which issues reports on incidents of fraud or authorizations for the purpose of approving or processing negotiable instruments, electronic funds transfers, or similar methods of payments;

(2) a deposit account information service company which issues to inquiring banks or other financial institutions, for use only in reviewing a consumer request for a deposit account at the inquiring bank or financial institution, reports regarding account closures due to fraud, substantial overdrafts, ATM abuse or similar negative information regarding a consumer;

(3) a consumer reporting agency that acts as a reseller of credit information that assembles or merges information contained in the database of another consumer reporting agency or multiple consumer reporting agencies and does not maintain a permanent database of credit information from which new consumer reports are produced;

(4) any database or file which consists solely of any information adverse to the interests of the consumer, including, but not limited to, criminal record information, which is used for fraud prevention or detection, tenant screening, employment screening or any purpose permitted by the federal fair credit reporting act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681b;

(5) a person to the extent such person offers fraud prevention services that issues reports on incidents of fraud or reports used primarily in the detection or prevention of fraud; or

(6) any bank, savings bank, trust company, savings and loan association, credit union or any other financial institution regulated by the state of Kansas or any agency of the United States.

(b) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the fair credit reporting act.

(c) This section shall take effect and be in force on and after January 1, 2007.

History: L. 2006, ch. 149, § 13; July 1.