Maryland Regulatory Announcements
Maryland S.B. 658
Update 4/6/16: The measure was reported favorably with amendments by the Finance Committee and now awaits further consideration in the Senate. The adopted amendments modifies provisions to require notification of the ATM operator of a skimming device.
Current version (4/6/2016): http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2016RS/bills/sb/sb0658T.pdf
Adopted Amendment (4/6/2016): http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2016RS/amds/bil_0008/sb0658_38757601.pdf
2/5/16: A state bill was introduced and referred to the Maryland Senate Finance Committee on February 5, 2016. The bill sponsor is Senator Joanne Benson (D).
A public hearing is scheduled for March 10, 2016. The Committee is unlikely to vote on the measure during the hearing, but whether the measure will be scheduled for a vote at a later non-public hearing is decided by the Chair.
Summary: The bill requires the owner of a retail business with an ATM located on the premises of the business who has knowledge of an illegal skimming device installed on or near the ATM to post a notice warning customers of the ATM that it has an illegal skimming device installed on or near it and to keep the notice posted until the device is removed by an appropriate entity.
Refer to the bill for further provisions.
SENATE BILL 658
Meta encourages ISO, owners, operators and affiliates who deploy in Maryland to attempt to be present for the hearing. This proposed bill seems to evidence lack of knowledge and understanding of the ATM industry and the importance not only to consumers but also to ATM ISO, owners, operators, and affiliates that terminals are regularly monitored for evidence of skimming or fraud for compliance with network operating regulations and PCI requirements and corrected immediately upon discovery.
TransNational ATM Team
Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Adoption effective March 30, 2015
The following Stateside Alert was published on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 regarding MC27234. The Lottery and Gaming Control Agency adopted amendments to incorporate provisions that refine the withdrawal limits on automated teller machines at casinos. The rule now reads "Exclusive of transaction fees or surcharges, the maximum amount that a player may withdraw from an account by using an automated teller machine located on the gaming floor is no more than $250 per transaction; and no more than $2,500 per gaming day." The final rule was published in the state register and was effective 3/30/15.
Contact: James B Butler (410-230-8781)
Regulation ID: MD27234
Issue: ATM Licensing Requirements
Subissue: ATM Surcharge or Convenience Fee Caps or Restrictions
Subissue: ATM Surcharge, Convenience or Interchange Fee Revenue Requirements
Notice of the final rule : (pdf pg 19)
MD Lottery and Gaming proposes withdrawal limits on ATMs at casinos
12/8/14 - The State of Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency has proposed amendments that would refine the withdrawal limits on ATMs deployed in casinos. The rule would read ³Exclusive of transaction fee or surcharges, the maximum amount that a player may withdrawal from an account by using an automated teller machine located on the gaming floor is no more than $250 per transaction; and no more than $2,500 per gaming day.²
Comments are being accepted until 12/31/14. The contact for the proposed rule is James B. Butler (410-230-8781). The regulation ID is MD27234.
Notice of proposed rule and comment period: (pdf pg 41)
Meta ATM Team