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Committee: Consumer Affairs

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 and S.219 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 (May 2013) ( 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.2678/S.2454 (Reissued February 2013) ( 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