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National Legislation

HR 4884: Controlling the Unchecked and Reckless Ballooning of the Lifeline Fund (CURB) Act

Sponsor: Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) on
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr4884

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We strongly oppose the CURB Act’s attempt to impose a cap on the Lifeline fund and to phase out wireless voice services in two years. The CURB Act would undercut both the goals of the Lifeline program and the principles for Lifeline modernization.

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National Legislation

HR 3624: Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015

Sponsor: Ken Buck (R-CO) on 2015-09-28
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr3624

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This bill would make it difficult for consumers to enforce their rights in state courts by forcing state cases into federal courts (where they don’t belong). The bill allows corporations, which have profited from doing business in certain states, to “shop around” for a federal court forum at great…

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National Legislation

HR 2055: Data Security Act of 2015

Sponsor: Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) on 2015-05-01
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr2205

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This bill would weaken consumer protections in the event of a data breach or other data security threat by eliminating stronger existing state protections and preventing states from adopting innovative laws in response to emerging technological advances.

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National Legislation

HR 4018: Consumer Protection and Choice Act

Sponsor: Dennis Ross (R-FL) on 2015-11-16
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr4018

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Would delay important consumer protections for payday loan borrowers for two years. Would allow the payday industry to avoid federal regulation by pushing industry-backed state bills based on a Florida law that has proven ineffective at reining in payday lending abuses.

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National Legislation

S. 2044: Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015

Sponsor: John Thune (R-SD) on 2015-09-16
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s2044

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This bill would invalidate any consumer contract provision that prohibits or restricts the buyer or subscriber from posting public reviews about the products or services. Provisions that impose penalties on buyers or subsubsribers for posting reviews also would be invalid.

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National Action

Auto dealers try to stymie CFPB’s powers (oppose 1737!)

Date: Thu, July 30, 2015

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The National Automobile Dealers Association is pushing legislation, the “Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act” (HR 1737) to restrict the ability of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to regulate auto lending.

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National Legislation

HR 2087: The Arbitration Fairness Act of 2015

Sponsor: Hank Johnson [D-GA] on 2015-04-29
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr2087

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Would eliminate forced arbitration clauses in employment, consumer, and civil rights cases, and would allow consumers and workers to freely choose arbitration after a dispute occurs.

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National Legislation

HR 1927: Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015

Sponsor: Bob Goodlatte [R-VA] on 2015-04-22
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr1927

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This proposed legislation would effectively eviscerate consumer, employment and civil rights class actions because it would require that every person in a class have “an injury of the same type and extent,” which they would have to prove before a class could be certified. Under HR 1927 federal courts would be…

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California Legislation

AB 493: Protect Consumers from Deceptive Home Warranties

Sponsor: Jose Medina (D-Riverside) on 2015-02-23 00:00:00
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB493

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AB 493 would protect homeowners from being charged service fees by home warranty companies when no repairs are performed.

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California Legislation

AB 925: Bad Bill Wants to Allow Corporations to Secretly Record you

Sponsor: Evan Low (D-Campbell) on 2015-02-26 00:00:00
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB925

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AB 925 would drastically weaken telephone privacy rights by creating a new and entirely inappropriate exemption for telephone communications that relate to (or that might relate to) a business or customer relationship. Aside from the vague wording, AB 925 would be bad public policy.