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Equal Credit Opportunity Act

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A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or marital status in the granting of credit.


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05/29/1973Introduced in House

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05/29/1973Referred to House Committee on Banking and Currency.
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05/29/1973Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Banking and Currency05/29/1973 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/29/1973)

Equal Credit Opportunity Act - Prohibits discrimination by any creditor, card issuer or other person against any person on account of sex or marital status in connection with approval or denial of credit. Provides that any credit card issuer or other person who discriminates against any person on account of sex or marital status shall be civilly liable to the aggrieved person for money and punitive damages. Grants jurisdiction, concurrent with that of State courts, to Federal district courts to hear actions to enforce the liability created by this Act without regard to the amount in controversy.