Colleges and universities in the state would be prohibited from allowing banks from soliciting students for credit card accounts under a measure passed in the Assembly Higher Education Committee Monday.
The bill, A1688, sponsored by Assemblywoman Celeste Riley and Assemblyman Dave Russo, does not yet have a Senate sponsor.
Riley said it’s important for students to be aware of the financial responsibilities that come with signing up for a credit card.
“The idea they are being solicited by credit card companies I find unacceptable,” Riley said. “This is just a way to stop that from happening.”