A measure introduced in the Texas Legislature would affect the transactions you make with retailers, demanding that a business owner check a photo i.d. before accepting a debit or a credit card, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.

  "Some stores already do this," State Rep Jose Menendez (D-San Antonio), the sponsor of the proposal, told Newsradio 1200 WOAI.  "I think it would great, I don't think it would take that much longer, and I appreciate it when a store asks me for an i.d."

  Menendez' bill would not cover automatic transactions at ATMs or at retail outlets where a person places the card into a machine and has to insert a PIN number.  It would only cover places where the card is actually handed to the clerk.

  "I don't understand why we can't ask as a state, to just add another step, just to make sure that you're using the right person's credit card," Menendez said.