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Consumer Debt Collection - Statute of Limitations (Maryland Zombie Debt Act)

Sponsored by:

Delegate Gutierrez


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters

Synopsis:Prohibiting a collector from initiating contact with a debtor or a person related to the debtor under specified circumstances; requiring a collector who is collecting or attempting to collect a debt for which the statute of limitations has expired to inform a debtor of specified information in specified communications; and prohibiting a court from entering a judgment by default against a specified debtor under specified circumstances.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Gutierrez, Barkley, Bobo, Branch, Braveboy, Carr, Carter, Conaway, Cullison, Gilchrist, Glass, Glenn, Howard, Hucker, A. Kelly, Kramer, McHale, A. Miller, Mizeur, Myers, S. Robinson, Rosenberg, Stocksdale, Stukes, F. Turner, Valderrama, A. Washington, and Zucker
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2014
Economic Matters   View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Commercial Law - Consumer Protection
Commercial Law - Credit Regulation
Narrow Subject(s):Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Debt Collection -see also- Attachments and Garnishments
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