A bill approved by the state Senate would give Arizonans the right to have a freeze placed on their consumer credit reports.
The measure is intended to help prevent identity fraud. It would do that by restricting access to credit reports, preventing an unauthorized person from opening a credit account under another’s name.
Major credit agencies now allow consumers to freeze their reports for limited periods. Arizona would be among approximately 40 states imposing specific requirements.
The Senate’s 28-0 vote Thursday sends the bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Amanda Aguirre of Yuma to the House.
Similar legislation passed in the Senate last year but died in the House.