The Texas House of Representatives is in the process to enacting House Bill 3222 that will codify the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard into law. Specifically the law provides safe harbor those companies that are compliant with PCI DSS, and places liability for card re-issuing fees to those who are not compliant. This has much more momentum than the Mass. bill, and has tremendous support.
This is a trend that should be expected to domino across the country, as breaches due to another parties lack of controls continue to impact businesses in other regions.
UPDATE: Tis true, passed with absolute certainty. Shall we begin the count down till the rest of the country catches on?
I guess the saying is true – you shouldn’t mess with Texas