S. 2149 (112th): Medical Debt Responsibility Act of 2012


Mar 1, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 1, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jeff Merkley

Senator from Oregon



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Last Updated: Mar 1, 2012
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About the bill

Full Title

A bill to exclude from consumer credit reports medical debt that has been in collection and has been fully paid or settled, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/1/2012--Introduced.Medical Debt Responsibility Act of 2012 - Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit a consumer reporting agency from making any report containing information related to a fully paid ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 1, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2149”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (6D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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Related Bills

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S. 160 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 28, 2013

H.R. 2086 (Related)
Medical Debt Responsibility Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 2, 2011

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