H.R. 5244 (110th): Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008


Feb 7, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 23, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.


Carolyn Maloney

Representative for New York's 14th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 2, 2008
Length: 26 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish fair and transparent practices relating to the extension of credit under an open end consumer credit plan, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/23/2008--Passed House amended.Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2008 - Section2 - Amends the Truth in Lending Act to prohibit a creditor from increasing any annual percentage rate of ... Read more >

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Feb 7, 2008

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Jul 31, 2008
Reported by Committee

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Sep 23, 2008
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5244”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


155 cosponsors (153D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Sep 23, 2008 1:58 p.m.
Passed 312/112

Related Bills

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H.Res. 1476 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sep 23, 2008

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