DC LEG Unjust Debt Collect Protection


On Feb. 9, DC LEG bill on public utility unjust debt collection standards


  • DC LEG enacted B25-0662, Protecting consumers from unjust debt collection practices technical clarification emergency amendment act, to provide definition of public utility.
  • Follows emergency Resolution 25-404 on public utility unjust debt collection, #199043.
  • Bill Provisions
  • Bill provisions amended DC LEG 28-38-I-3814 on debt collection conduct, practices.
  • Public utilities subject to the requirements of law when attempting to collect debt.
  • Defined practices public utilities can engage re customer contact, disconnect notices.
  • Legislative History
  • On Jan. 8, 2024, bill was introduced in Council; on Jan. 9, 2024, bill passed Council.
  • On Feb. 1, 2024, bill was signed by Mayor and enacted with Act number A25-0388.
  • On Feb. 9, 2024, act A25-0388 published in DC register, expires on May 1, 2024.
  • Effectiveness
  • Act effective following approval by mayor, Feb. 1 and expires in 90 days, May 1, 2024.
  • In Feb. 2024, DC LEG issued temporary bill on unjust utility debt collections, #201447.

Regulators DC LEG
Entity Types CNSM; Corp
Reference Act A25-0388, Bill B25-662, DC SR Vol. 71 No. 6 p. 3, 2/9/2024; Citation: DC LEG 28-38-I-3814;
Functions Compliance; Financial; Legal; Reporting
Countries United States of America
Category
State
Products Corporate; Mortgage; Payments
Regions Am
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 2/9/2024
Effective Date 5/1/2024
Rule Id 200983
Linked to Rule :199043
Reg. Last Update 2/9/2024
Report Section US Consumer

Last substantive update on 02/14/2024