H.R. 5794 (112th): Fair Debt Collection Practices Clarification Act of 2012


May 17, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 17, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barney Frank

Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 17, 2012
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

5/17/2012--Introduced.Fair Debt Collection Practices Clarification Act of 2012 - Amends the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to revise the disclaimer of liability for any act done or omitted in good ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 17, 2012

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5794”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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H.R. 4101 (Related)
Fair Debt Collection Practices Clarification Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 2012

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