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Committee: Consumer Affairs

Comments on the Proposed Rulemaking by the NYS Department of Financial Services Regarding Debt Collection by Third Party Debt Collectors and Buyers (August 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Collection Practices

Comment on amending the General Business Law to Ban the Sale and Use of Employer Data Reports without Consumer Consent (May 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Employer Data Reports

Comments on Proposed Reforms Relating to Consumer Credit Cases (May 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Consumer Credit Cases

Comments on proposed amendment to adopt the use of forms for default applications in consumer debt cases (December 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Consumer Debt

Comments on proposed rule making by the New York State Department of Financial Services regarding debt collection (October 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Collection Practices

Report on A.597 which would amend the Budget Planning Law to permit entities other than Type B not-for-profit corporations to offer debt management services and allow such entities to conduct business in New York, subject to licensure, fee limitations, consumer disclosures, and additional conditions. (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Settlement Services

Report on A.455-A/S.219-A which would amend the General Business Law by requiring the licensing of debt collection agencies and amend the Civil Practice Law and Rules regarding pleading requirements (Reissued May 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Collection Agencies

Comments on the Governor’s Economic Development Budget proposal amending the Banking Law to permit all types of nonprofit corporations to become licensed budget planners (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Budget Planners, Licensing of

Report on A.1113-A/S.3999-A (the Short-Term Financial Services Loan Act) which would allow check cashers to make small, short-term loans (April 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Check Cashing

Profiteering From Financial Distress: An Examination Of The Debt Settlement Industry (May 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Settlement Services

Testimony before the Department of Consumer Affairs on proposed amendments to the rules regarding the licensing of process servers (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Report on A.491 which concerns the rules regarding the regulation of process servers (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Report on S.2493 which would expand the definition of budget planning in include debt management and debt settlement and regulate the activities of budget planners (Reissued March 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Settlement Companies

Report on the Short-Term Financial Services Loan Act (A.7047/S.3841) which would allow check cashing establishments to make loans of between $300 and $2,000 to consumers (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Short-Term Loans

Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs on Debt Settlement Companies (November 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Settlement Companies

Report on the Consumer Credit Fairness Act - A.9053/S.7349 (Reissued August 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Collection Practices

Report on A.6640/S.6649 amending the CPLR in relation to the validity of service of process (June 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Out of Service: A Call to Fix the Broken Process Service Industry (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Testimony before the New York City Council regarding Intro. 6-A which amends the laws governing process servers in New York City (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Report on New York City Council Intro 6-A which amends the laws governing process servers in New York City (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Report on Int. No. 1037-A which would amend NYC Administrative Code with regard to process servers (December 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Report on legislation requiring that debt collection agencies be licensed by the state (Reissued March 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Collection Practices

Testimony on the Consumer Credit Fairness Act - A.7558/S.4398 (May 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Collection Practices

Report in support of Intro. 0660-2007 which amends the administrative code of the City of New York in relation to buyers of consumer debt (January 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Buyers

Report expressing support for A.8527/S.6203, the Exempt Income Protection Act ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debtors and Creditors

Comments on proposed amendments to the New York Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (NYFDCPA) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Collection Practices

Consumer Class Actions in New York ( PDF format )
Subject area: Class Actions