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Federal Legislation

H.R. 333/S. 220

"Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001" (Introduced in the House)
 
107th Congress, 1st Session, introduced 1/31/2001.  
 
Dr. Manning testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, 106th Congress, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, November 1, 2001. He spoke at a press conference with Congressman John LaFalce on the House bankruptcy bill  (H.R. 333) on March 1.  He presented testimony on the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001 (S.220) before the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 8
 
Dodd Amendment, No. 2754, to the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, S. 625.
 
"The amendment prohibits a credit card company from giving an individual under the age of 21 a credit card unless the young person has income sufficient to repay the debt or a parent, guardian, or other family member over the age of 21 shares liability for the credit card. Credit card applications and solicitations must disclose this information to potential consumers." Senator Edward Kennedy 
 
106 Congress, 1st Session, November 9, 1999
 
Senate Record Vote Analysis (Motion to Table agreed to, 59-38). Vote No. 359.  "Compiled and written by the staff of the Republican Policy Committee".
  
College Student Credit Card Protection Act, H.R. 184
 
107th Congress, 1st Session, January 3, 2001
 
"To amend the Consumer Credit Protection Act to prevent credit card issuers from taking unfair advantage of full-time, traditional-aged, college students, to protect parents of traditional college student credit card holders, and for other purposes"
 
The College Student Credit Card Protection Act, H. R. 3142 
 
106th CONGRESS, 1st Session, October 25, 1999. 
 
"To amend the Consumer Credit Protection Act to prevent credit card issuers from taking unfair advantage of full-time, traditional-aged, college students, to protect parents of traditional college student credit card holders, and for other purposes."
 
For introductory remarks by Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter, see Congressional Record, Extension of Remarks, November 19, 1999, p. E2439 
 
See also "WHY WE NEED H.R. 3142As appeared in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle on August 31, 1999. and "DUNCAN ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT COLLEGE STUDENTS FROM CREDIT CARD DEBT", press release from Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), October 29, 1999. 
 
Consumer Credit Card Protection Amendments of 1999 H.R. 900

 Introduced by Rep John LaFalce.  Amendments regulating credit card solicitation of underage consumers.
 
"CREDIT CARDS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS", Press Release from John LaFalce, July 29,1999

 


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