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introduced in this area and are expected to
continue these efforts in 2020.
Here are some recent legislative highlights:
* Arkansas - An overly expansive bill
(SB 473) to limit telemarketing calls
would have inadvertently impacted and
limited collection calls. The Arkansas
Collectors Association worked with the
bill sponsor, committee chair and other
like-minded organizations to modify
the legislation and avoid an impact on
collection calls.
* Colorado - The Associated
Collection Agencies of Colorado,
Wyoming and New Mexico have been
busy working on numerous bills to
significantly limit garnishment in the

state. Similar bills were introduced
and tabled last session, but the issue
gained steam this year in the wake
of the 2018 election. While the unit
was successful in tabling several
bills earlier this session, HB 1189
was signed into law by Gov. Jared
Polis after significant modifications
and improvements were made
throughout the legislative process.
The bill changes the amount subject
to garnishment from 25% to 15% of
the individual's disposable weekly
earnings and from 30 times to 50
times the amount an individual's
disposable earnings for a week exceed
the state or federal minimum wage.

* Connecticut - HB 6994 would have
doubled the exemption to $2,000 in a
debtor's bank from garnishment. The
New England Collectors Association
and ACA provided joint testimony at
a hearing in February. The legislation
failed upon adjournment.
* Florida - The Florida Collectors
Association worked with lawmakers to
introduce a bill that would clarify that
an assignee must give the debtor written
notice of such assignment as soon as
practical after the assignment is made,
but at least 30 days before bringing any
legal action to collect the debt, rather
than at least 30 days before any action
to collect the debt. HB 1039 did not

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President’s Page
Industry News
Best Practices
FYI
Collection Tips
How a background in making people laugh has helped Roger Weiss, ACA’s new president, educate and engage an industry.
No Good Option
“You’ve got to be a compliance cheerleader for the organization, and that takes a lot of energy.”
Protecting Health Care Data
Calendar
Honor Roll
Education Spotlight
ACA SearchPoint
Ad Index
Membership
Last Word
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