Nevada Trade Regulations and Practices

Sec. § 597.945
Restrictions on printing expiration date or account number of credit card or debit card on receipt: Restrictions applicable to businesses which accept credit cards or debit cards; penalties; enforcement.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, if a business accepts credit cards or debit cards for the transaction of business, the business shall not:

(a)

Print the expiration date of the credit card or debit card on any receipt provided to the cardholder;

(b)

Print more than the last five digits of the account number of the credit card or debit card on any receipt provided to the cardholder; or

(c)

Print more than the last five digits of the account number of the credit card or debit card on any copy of a receipt retained by the business.

2.

This section:

(a)

Applies only to receipts that are electronically printed.

(b)

Does not apply to transactions in which the only means of recording the credit card or debit card number is:

(1)

By handwriting the credit card or debit card number; or

(2)

By imprinting or copying the credit card or debit card.

3.

A business that violates any provision of this section is liable for a civil penalty in the amount of $500. The business must be given notice of the violation and 2 weeks to correct the violation. A business that does not correct the violation within 2 weeks after receiving notice of the violation is liable for an additional civil penalty in the amount of $1,000 per week until the business corrects the violation, except that the aggregate amount of civil penalties imposed on a business for violations which occur on the same premises must not exceed $4,500.

4.

A civil penalty imposed pursuant to subsection 3 must be recovered in a civil action brought in the name of the State of Nevada by the Attorney General or by any district attorney in a court of competent jurisdiction. Any penalty collected pursuant to this section must be paid to the State Treasurer for credit to the State General Fund.

5.

The Attorney General or the district attorney may bring an action in any court of competent jurisdiction in the name of the State of Nevada against any business to restrain and prevent any violation of this section. The court may issue an injunction for those purposes without proof of actual damage sustained by any person.

6.

A business that violates any order or injunction issued pursuant to this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

7.

As used in this section:

(a)

“Credit card” means any instrument or device, whether known as a credit card, credit plate or by any other name, issued with or without fee by an issuer for the use of the cardholder in obtaining money, property, goods, services or anything else of value on credit.

(b)

“Debit card” means any instrument or device, whether known as a debit card or by any other name, that is issued with or without a fee by an issuer for the use of the cardholder in obtaining money, property, goods, services or anything else of value, subject to the issuer removing money from the checking account or savings account of the cardholder.
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Feb. 5, 2021