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Introduction of HR 4347

Sharon Edmondson, Washington Legislative Team Member | January 13, 2016

On January 7, Representative Meeks (D-NY) introduced HR 4347, the Debt Collection Practices Harmonization Act.

The purpose of the act is to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and to extend the provisions of that Act to cover a debt collector who is collecting debt owed to a State or local government, to index award amounts under such Act for inflation, to provide for civil injunctive relief for violations of such Act, and for other purposes.
The bill was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services which will consider it before sending it to the House floor. A copy of the bill can be found here.

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