No-Cost Checking for Poor and Elderly Killed in California Senate Committee
Hooper, Molly, American Banker
SAN FRANCISCO -- A bill requiring banks and thrifts to provide "baseline" checking accounts at virtually no cost to consumers has died quietly in the California Senate.
The proposal, introduced by Sen. Nicholas Petris, a Democrat, on behalf of a variety of consumer groups, was heard Wednesday before the Senate banking and commerce committee but failed to win even a motion putting it up for a vote. The bill was introduced in reaction to the concern that basic banking services are being priced out of reach of the poor and elderly, forcing them to operate on a cash-only basis and endangering their safety.
The bill was strongly opposed by the California Bankers …
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Publication information: Article title: No-Cost Checking for Poor and Elderly Killed in California Senate Committee. Contributors: Hooper, Molly - Author. Magazine title: American Banker. Volume: 150. Publication date: May 29, 1985. Page number: 3+. © 2009 SourceMedia, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1985 Gale Group.
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