1349.16 Identification information required for opening personal checking account.

(A) As used in this section, "financial institution" includes every bank as defined in section 1101.01 of the Revised Code, savings and loan association as defined in section 1151.01 of the Revised Code, savings bank as defined in section 1161.01 of the Revised Code, and credit union organized or qualified as such under sections 1733.01 to 1733.45 of the Revised Code or the "Federal Credit Union Act," 84 Stat. 994 (1970), 12 U.S.C.A. 1752 , as amended.

(B) Before opening or authorizing signatory power over a checking account intended for personal, family, or household purposes, a financial institution:

(1) Shall require the applicant to provide his current address and a valid driver's or commercial driver's license or identification card issued by the registrar of motor vehicles or a deputy registrar under section 4507.50 of the Revised Code. If the applicant does not have a valid driver's or commercial driver's license or identification card, the applicant may provide an identification document that includes his full name, birthdate, and signature.

(2) May require the applicant to provide relevant information in addition to the information specified in division (B)(1) of this section.

(C) Every person that issues or prints checks, bills of exchange, or other drafts for use with a checking account intended for personal, family, or household purposes opened on or after October 16, 1990 shall print the date on which the checking account was opened on the face of each check, bill of exchange, or other draft.

(D) This section does not apply to temporary checks furnished at the time a checking account is opened.

(E) This section does not create any civil cause of action against a financial institution, its directors, trustees, officers, employees, agents, representatives, or other persons acting on its behalf, or against any person that issues or prints checks, bills of exchange, or other drafts, for failure to comply with this section.

Cite as R.C. § 1349.16

History. Effective Date: 07-30-1993