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At the end of the amendment, add the following:
SEC. 503. STUDY AND REPORT ON EMERGENCY PIN TECHNOLOGY.
(a) In General.--The Federal Trade Commission, in consultation with the Attorney General of the United States and the United States Secret Service, shall conduct a study on the cost-effectiveness of making available at automated teller machines technology that enables a consumer that is under duress to electronically alert a local law enforcement agency that an incident is taking place at such automated teller machine, including--
(1) an emergency personal identification number that would summon a local law enforcement officer to an automated teller machine when entered into such automated teller machine; and
(2) a mechanism on the exterior of an automated teller machine that, when pressed, would summon a local law enforcement to such automated teller machine.
(b) Contents of Study.--The study required under subsection (a) shall include--
(1) an analysis of any technology described in subsection (a) that is currently available or under development;
(2) an estimate of the number and severity of any crimes that could be prevented by the availability of such technology;
(3) the estimated costs of implementing such technology; and
(4) a comparison of the costs and benefits of not fewer than 3 types of such technology.
(c) Report.--Not later than 9 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal Trade Commission shall submit to Congress a report on the findings of the study required under this section that includes such recommendations for legislative action as the Commission determines appropriate.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on May 12, 2009.)