Warning bankers to take him seriously, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Alfonse M. D'Amato vowed Wednesday that he would get his legislation banning ATM surcharges enacted this year by any means necessary.

"Make no mistake, we are going to bring this bill to a vote of the full Senate prior to the end of this legislative session," the New York Republican said in an effort to dispel any notions that his threats are merely election-year rhetoric.

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