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Massachusetts
NARCA Liason
Ms. Karen Wisniowski
Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff, PC
kwisniowski@hlschiffpc.com
(860) 528-9991

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Licensing Requirements

Collection letters must receive pre-approval. This act applies to attorneys for the creditors. There is exemption for attorneys licensed within the state who are collecting on behalf of their client. There is a licensing requirement and a bond requirement.


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Updates
  • Senate Bill 1691 Places restrictions on suits against consumer debt and limits certain debt collection practices. Introduced on January 1, 2009, the legislation was considered during a Joint Committee on the Judiciary hearing on October 15, 2009.

  • Senate Bill 1712 Expands the exemptions of real and personal property from money judgments and bankruptcy. Introduced on January 1, 2009, the legislation was considered during a Joint Committee on the Judiciary hearing on October 15, 2009.

  • House Bill 887 Authorizes collection agencies to accept assignments of indebtedness and bring suit as the party seeking damages, except when agreements with consumers prohibit such action; prohibits agencies from using deceptive practices. Introduced on March 5, 2009, the legislation was considered during a Joint Committee on Financial Services hearing on May 27, 2009.

  • House Bill 1842 Articulates procedures for garnishing a portion of the obligor's salaries, wages, earnings or other periodic income. Introduced on March 5, 2009, the legislation was considered during a Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development hearing on December 2, 2009.

  • Senate Bill 1691 Places restrictions on suits against consumer debt and limits certain debt collection practices. Introduced on January 1, 2009, the legislation was considered during a Joint Committee on the Judiciary hearing on October 15, 2009.

  • Senate Bill 1712 Expands the exemptions of real and personal property from money judgments and bankruptcy. Introduced on January 1, 2009, the legislation was considered during a Joint Committee on the Judiciary hearing on October 15, 2009.

  • House Bill 887 Authorizes collection agencies to accept assignments of indebtedness and bring suit as the party seeking damages, except when agreements with consumers prohibit such action; prohibits agencies from using deceptive practices. Introduced on March 5, 2009, the legislation was considered during a Joint Committee on Financial Services hearing on May 27, 2009.

  • House Bill 1842 Articulates procedures for garnishing a portion of the obligor's salaries, wages, earnings or other periodic income. Introduced on March 5, 2009, the legislation was considered during a Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development hearing on December 2, 2009.