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Legislator Says She's Abandoning Effort to Override Security Veto

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A lawmaker whose bill was rejected by Governor Beebe says she's giving up her effort to override the veto.  Representative Dawn Creekmore's bill would allow consumers to place "security freezes" on their credit reports.  The East End Democrat says opposition to her bill by Beebe and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, plus a hesitant Senate, convinced her there wasn't enough support to override the veto.

In his veto letter, the governor noted that he had signed a similar measure into law and said that Creekmore's bill would allow any consumer, not just victims of identity theft, to place a freeze on their records.  Beebe said Creekmore's bill contained provisions that he feared might be used to the advantage of people who commit identity theft.

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