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H.R. 13720 (94th): Debt Collection Practices Act

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A bill to amend the Consumer Credit Protection Act to prohibit abusive practices by debt collectors.

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Sponsor and status

Introduced
May 12, 1976
94th Congress (1975–1976)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 27, 1976 but was never passed by the Senate.

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).

Sponsor

Frank Annunzio

Representative for Illinois's 11th congressional district

Democrat

Cosponsors

4 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 1 Republican)

Source

History

May 12, 1976
 
Introduced

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Jul 27, 1976
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 13720 (94th) 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. 13720. This is the one from the 94th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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