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H.R. 4550: Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of 2017

To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to exclude law firms and licensed attorneys who are engaged in activities related to legal proceedings from the definition of a debt collector, to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to prevent the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection from exercising supervisory or enforcement authority with respect to attorneys when undertaking certain actions related to legal proceedings, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Vicente Gonzalez

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 15th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 5, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Dec 5, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Dec 5, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on December 5, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

14% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Dec 5, 2017
 
Introduced

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Pending
 
Ordered Reported

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Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 4550 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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