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Mich. laws target ATM 'skimmers,' crash solicitors

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws making it a crime to attach high-tech "skimmer" devices to ATMs to record information off debit cards.

The gadgets record information off ATM cards and capture PIN numbers used to make transactions. Snyder says "skimming" from ATMs is a growing problem.

Snyder also announced Thursday that he has signed legislation targeting solicitation of people involved in vehicle crashes and extending a program that lets repeat drunken drivers get a restricted driver's license by installing a breath alcohol ignition device on their car.

Access to accident reports is prohibited for 30 days if lawyers or others want to offer injured victims their services.

Snyder says he's also signed a law prohibiting law enforcement officials from helping federal authorities indefinitely detain American citizens without charges.

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