S. 1870 (98th): Credit and Debit Card Counterfeiting and Fraud Act of 1984


Sep 21, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on April 25, 1984 but was never passed by the House.


Strom Thurmond

Senator from South Carolina


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to provide penalties for credit and debit card counterfeiting and related fraud.

Summary (CRS)

4/25/1984--Passed Senate amended.(Measure passed Senate, amended) Credit and Debit Card Counterfeiting and Fraud Act of 1984 - Amends the Federal criminal code to make it an offense to knowingly and ... Read more >

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Sep 21, 1983

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Nov 10, 1983
Reported by Committee

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Apr 25, 1984
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1870”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (12R, 3D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.J.Res. 648 (Related)
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 12, 1984

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