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Heat is On

Another bill to ban ATM fees was introduced last week by the Wisconsin legislature. Wisconsin State Rep. John Lehman introduced the ‘ATM Consumer Protection Bill 113’, which is expected to be referred to a Wisconsin Assembly committee this week. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin is also debating taxes on ATMs. Wisconsin’s governor has proposed exempting ATMs from the state’s personal property taxes. Meanwhile Illinois State Rep. John Fritchey introduced a bill last week to ban ATMs fees on ATMs owned by banks but not those owned by non-bank firms. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected a proposed local ordinance to forbid ATM surcharging last week. However the San Francisco ATM fee ban may reappear in another effort plan for next week. Two weeks ago the Oklahoma state Senate Finance Committee narrowly passed S.B. 317 to put a $1 cap on ATM surcharges.

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