Gov. Rick Snyder signs legislation increasing security requirements to protect payment card information at fuel pumps

Also signs 21 additional measures

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – Heightened security measures are now required to better protect customer payment card information at fuel pumps under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder.

“Michiganders shouldn’t have to worry about their payment card information being compromised at fuel pumps,” Snyder said. “This bill helps better protect customers’ credit or debit cards by increasing security requirements for technology that collects and processes this sensitive information.”

Senate Bill 415, sponsored by state Sen. Wayne Schmidt, requires fuel pumps with payment card technology to include security measures that restrict the unauthorized access of customer payment card information. Security measures would be required to include one or more of the following: security tape placed over the panel opening leading to the scanning device to restrict unauthorized opening of the panel; a device or system to make the pump or scanning device inoperable if the panel is opened without proper authorization; a means for encrypting the payment card information in the scanning device; a device to replace a manufacturer-supplied standard lock or any other measure approved by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. It is now Public Act 168 of 2017.

Snyder also signed 21 additional bills:

Senate Bill 107, sponsored by state Sen. Rick Jones, modifies Michigan housing law dealing with home inspections to specify when periodic inspections may occur and the circumstances when an inspector may enter leased property. The bill requires landlords to notify their tenants and make a substantial effort to obtain consent when an inspector has requested to inspect leased property. It is now Public Act 169 of 2017.

SB 120, sponsored by state Sen. Tom Casperson, amends the Michigan Vehicle Code to increase the maximum length of a stinger-steered truck/trailer combination allowed to operate on highways. The bill increases the maximum length to 80 feet and allows the load to extend an additional four feet beyond the front and six feet beyond the rear. This brings Michigan’s statute in line with the Federal Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). It is now PA 170 of 2017.

SB 238, sponsored by state Sen. Darwin Booher, amends the Regulatory Loan Act to permit licensees to pay referral fees, if certain conditions are met. The bill allows a licensee to pay a fee not to exceed $500 for locating a potential borrower for the licensee or introducing or referring a potential borrower if the potential borrower is not directly or indirectly charged for any portion of the fee if he or she enters into a loan with the licensee. It is now PA 171 of 2017.  

SB 286, sponsored by state Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood, amends the Public Health Code to provide for training and certification of certified nurse aides (CNAs). The bill requires the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to administer the nurse aide training and registration program in conformance with Federal requirements. It is now PA 172 of 2017.

SB 278, sponsored by state Sen. John Proos, creates the Interstate Library Compact Act and enters Michigan into a compact with any bordering states legally joined. The Act allows participating states and citizens to gain access to out of state library resources more easily and enhances shared learning opportunities. It is now PA 173 of 2017.

SB 381, sponsored by state Sen. Rick Jones, amends the Code of Criminal Procedure to clarify that sureties can be served with notice of a defendant’s failure to appear in court by first class mail or e-mail, in addition to personal service. It is now Public Act 174 of 2017.

SB 520, sponsored by state Sen. Darwin Booher, creates a subscription fee for bulk image subscription services provided by the Michigan Department of State. It is now PA 175 of 2017.

SBs 553-557, sponsored by state Sen. Geoff Hansen, 558-561, sponsored by state Sen. Wayne Schmidt and 562-565, sponsored by state Sen. Mike Green, make various changes to laws surrounding the Michigan Historical Marker program and the Michigan History Center. Changes include amending statutes regulating these programs and updating references to the Michigan History Center in various statutes. The measures are now PAs 176-188 of 2017.

House Bill 4285, sponsored by state Rep. Peter Lucido, amends the General Property Tax Act to specify that a person is not liable for unpaid property taxes unless the person owned the property at the time the tax became due. The bill also allows local units to sue a person that own the property at the time the unpaid tax was due. It is now PA 189 of 2017.

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