Representative Lawrence, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1129. The bill amends the Colorado Consumer Reporting Act to require a consumer reporting agency to place a security freeze on the report for an individual under 17 years of age or represented by a guardian (protected consumer) upon request of the parent or guardian, free of charge. If the reporting agency does not have a report on the protected consumer at the time of the request, the agency is required to create one. A parent or guardian can request that the security freeze be temporarily lifted, lifted for a specific third party, or permanently removed. A protected consumer may have the freeze lifted when he or she turns 17 years of age. If a reporting agency violates a security freeze, it is required to notify the protected consumer's parent, or guardian, or the protected consumer, within five days of discovering the release of information.
Representative Lawrence requested that the committee indefinitely postpone House Bill 18-1129.