Wisconsin Governor Signs Debt Collection-Friendly Bill

Yesterday in Wisconsin, Republican governor Scott Walker signed AB 117, modifying the Wisconsin Consumer Act (WCA). The ARM industry says the bill provides clarity and uniformity. Specifically, it modifies the pleading requirements as follows:

The act is effective on the first day of the 4th month after publication.

Also signed yesterday was SB 466, which gives libraries the authority to engage collection agencies to collect fines for overdue books. In the case of fines over $50, they can now turn those over to law enforcement.

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