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H.R. 5082: Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of 2018

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.

Sponsor and status

Alex Mooney

Sponsor. Representative for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018
Length: 3 pages

Feb 23, 2018


Ordered Reported on Mar 21, 2018

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 21, 2018.


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Feb 23, 2018

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Mar 21, 2018
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H.R. 5082 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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