Illinois Reverses Course, Realigns State Collections Law with FDCPA

On January 29, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Senate Bill 1369. That Bill reversed provisions adopted in the Illinois Collection Agency Act, an August 2015 legislative enactment that conflicted with the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

On August 31, 2015, insideARM wrote about Illinois Public Act No. 227, legislation that was quietly signed into law, containing several substantive updates to the Illinois Collection Agency Act (ICAA). There was no implementation period on these changes; they took effect upon signing of the law on August 3, 2015.

The changes to the ICAA highlighted in that article included:

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