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H.R. 3948: Debt Collection Practices Harmonization Act

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To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to extend the provisions of that Act to cover a debt collector who is collecting debt owed to a State or local government, to index award amounts under such Act for inflation, to provide for civil injunctive relief for violations of such Act, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Gregory Meeks

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Jul 24, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Ordered Reported on Nov 14, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 14, 2019.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jul 24, 2019
 
Introduced

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Sep 26, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

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Nov 13, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Nov 14, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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H.R. 3948 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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