August 24, 2010
The Reference Attorneys are still receiving a number of calls about the ECO-Gift Card Act, Public Law 111-209, the Amendment to the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (“CCARD”). This new Public Law strikes out Section 403 in Title IV of CCARD, found in Public Law 111-24, and replaces it with new language. Procedurally, this Act works differently than what most attorneys who do legislative research are accustomed.
Unlike a number of laws that passed by Congress amending existing statutes, this Act amends the Public Law itself – not the codified statute. The only statutory reference you will see about the ECO-Gift Card Act will be in the KeyCite History for 15 U.S.C.A. 1693L-1.