Safe Access to Cash Act 2023
The Coalition also has worked with Representative John Rose (R-TN) and Representative Glenn Ivey (D-MD) in developing H.R. 3398, the Safe Access to Cash Act of 2023, introduced in the House of Representatives on May 17.
The purpose of the Safe Access to Cash Act is to eliminate a serious omission in the federal Bank Robbery Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2113, which has resulted from the current widespread use by banks and their depositors of technology that wasn’t available in 1934, when that act was adopted in order to make bank robbery a federal crime.
This proposed act would bring within the coverage of the federal Bank Robbery Act crimes committed against independently owned automated teller machine (ATM) terminals, or against anyone using or servicing any such terminal, to the same extent that such crimes that involve bank-owned ATMs already are covered by the federal act.
Since nearly sixty percent of all ATMs in service in the U.S. now are independently owned, the Coalition believes that it is time for Congress to level the playing field and provide to the users, servicers, and owners of independent ATMs the same safeguards and protections that enforcement and prosecution by federal authorities already provide in the case of crimes against or involving bank-owned ATMs. To view more information on this bill, click here.
We encourage you to contact your member of Congress and senator in support of these initiatives. To find your member of Congress, click here.
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