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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1166         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 99

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James B. Eldridge

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act protecting victims of unlicensed debt collections.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James B. Eldridge

 

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Gale D. Candaras

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1166        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 99

By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 99) of James B. Eldridge, Lori A. Ehrlich and Gale D. Candaras for legislation to protect victims of unlicensed debt collection activities .  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 132 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act protecting victims of unlicensed debt collections.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 28 of Chapter 93 of the Massachusetts General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following:-

              “Any person who engages in the business of debt collection without a license shall be liable in restitution to any person collected against, and all other persons similarly situated to such person who the court certifies are members of a class under  section 9 of chapter 93A, for any money or property obtained as a result of such unlicensed debt collection activity in addition to any other damages allowed by law.”

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