H.R. 4101 (112th): Fair Debt Collection Practices Clarification Act of 2012

To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to exempt a debt collector from liability when leaving certain voice mail messages for a consumer with respect to a debt as long as the debt collector follows regulations prescribed by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection on the appropriate manner in which to leave such a message, and for other purposes.

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Feb 28, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 28, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barney Frank

Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district



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Feb 28, 2012

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