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H.R. 5013 (116th): Small Business Fair Debt Collection Protection Act

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To apply the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to small businesses to the same extent as such Act applies to consumers, to require the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to define "small business" for purposes of such Act, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Al Lawson Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2020
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Nov 8, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 14, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

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1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)

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What legislators are saying

Rep. Al Lawsons Bill to Protect Small Businesses from Harassment by Debt Collectors Passes Committee
    — Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5] (Sponsor) on Nov 15, 2019

Wyden Introduces Legislation to Protect America’s Small Business Owners from Predatory Debt Collection
    — Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR] on Nov 14, 2019

Rep. Al Lawsons Bill to Protect Small Businesses from Harassment by Debt Collectors Passes Committee
    — Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL5] (Sponsor) on Nov 15, 2019

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History

Nov 8, 2019
 
Introduced

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Nov 13, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

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Nov 14, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Dec 16, 2020
 
Reported by House Committee on Financial Services

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H.R. 5013 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5013. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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