• REGULATORY ALERT: Texas Attorney General’s Office Delays Skimmer Rule Implementation

  • REGULATORY ALERT: Texas Attorney General’s Office Delays Skimmer Rule Implementation

    Regulatory Alert
    Texas Attorney General's Office
    Delays Skimmer Rule Implementation

    April 16, 2020

    This week, the Texas Attorney General’s Office ‘pulled down’ proposed rules for merchants regarding the detection and prevention of credit card skimming. The Attorney General’s office explained that the move was made due to the combining factors of comments about problems with the proposed rule made by interested parties including the Texas Food & Fuel Association and the desire of all state agencies to ease regulations on Texas industries during the COVID-19 crisis.

    TFFA is pleased with the Attorney General’s decision to delay the rule and looks forward to working with their office, other interested parties and law enforcement to improve the rules in the coming months. The rule was proposed on November 1st, 2019 which means that it was set to take effect six months after the posting on May 1st, 2020. By ‘pulling down’ the rules, the rules are indefinitely postponed. The six-month clock will start again once the rules are adjusted and reposted in the next couple of months.

    The TFFA Retails Operations Council met at the Fuel & Convenience Summit in Arlington this past February to discuss problems and possible improvements to the rule. TFFA will work with the Attorney General’s office in the coming weeks to address these issues for retailers.

    If you have any questions or comments please email TFFA Director of Government Relations, Matt Burgin, at mburgin@tffa.com or call at 512-617-4305.
    Texas Food & Fuel Association
    401 W 15th St, Ste 510, Austin, TX 78701

    info@tffa.com  /  512.476.9547  /  www.tffa.com

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