SACRAMENTO, Calif. (6/18/15)--More than 3,000 letters from credit union supporters were sent to California state legislators last week in support of a bill that would require retailers to enhance their security standards for the storage of all personal information, including financial information.
Authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), AB 83 would also require retailers to identify internal and external risks to their data security systems, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues reported (CU Weekly June 16).
Last month, the bill passed the California Assembly and is now assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee where it awaits action.
One of the main objectives of the league’s campaign is to rally credit union supporters in key senate districts to show judiciary committee members that their constituents support the bill.
Senate Judiciary Committee members include Sens. Chair Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Vice Chair John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), Joel Anderson (R-El Cajon), Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), Bill Monning (D-Carmel), and Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).