Summary: H.R.14908 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.14908. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/21/1974)

Equal Credit Opportunity Act - States that it is the purpose of this Act to require that financial institutions and other firms engaged in the extension of credit make that credit equally available to all creditworthy customers without regard to sex or marital status.

Makes it unlawful for any creditor to discriminate against any applicant on the basis of sex or marital status.

Defines the terms used in the Act.

Directs the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to prescribe regulations to carry out the purposes of this Act. Makes changes in specified Acts of Congress in order to make those Acts comply with the purposes of this Act. Directs the Federal Trade Commission to enforce the requirements of this Act to the extent that they will not be enforced by another Government agency after enactment of this Act.

Provides for the assessment by a United States District Court of actual and punitive damages in any action brought against a violator of this Act.