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Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert

CONTENTS

  • State Updates: New York, Texas, Minnesota, Nevada
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • RMAI COVID-19 Resources

State Updates: Debt Collection Suspension Status and Regulatory Guidance

New York

Suspension of State Debt Collection Renewed

New York State: On May 15, 2020, recognizing many New Yorkers are still suffering physically and economically from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York […]

2020-05-22T12:19:22-07:00May 22, 2020|Member Alerts|

Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert

CONTENTS

  • State Updates: New York
  • RMAI COVID-19 Resources

State Updates: New York Court of Appeals, New York State Court System and New York City County Clerks

New York

New York Court of Appeals Adopts Electronic Filing

On Monday May 11, 2020, the New York Court of Appeals (Court) issued a Notice to the Bar announcing rule changes intended to […]

2020-05-14T15:29:41-07:00May 14, 2020|Member Alerts|

Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert

CONTENTS
  • State Updates: Iowa, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Minnesota
  • Industry Action: Massachusetts
  • RMAI COVID-19 Resources

State Updates: As States Extend State of Emergency Orders, Debt Collection Remains in Focus

Iowa

As previously reported, on April 24, 2020, the Governor of Iowa extended the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency in response to the ongoing state of […]

2020-05-08T12:43:19-07:00May 8, 2020|Member Alerts|

Weekly COVID-19 Member Alert

April 30, 2020:

CONTENTS

  • State Updates: Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Rhode Island
  • Federal Stimulus Funds Guidance
  • RMAI Commitment to Consumers and FAQs

State Updates: As States Extend State of Emergency Orders, Debt Collection Remains in Focus

Iowa

On Friday April 24, 2020, Iowa Governor, Kim Reynolds issued an Order extending the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency in response […]

2020-05-01T13:09:53-07:00May 1, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: California Exempts CARES Act Payments from Garnishment and Private Student Loan Relief for Californians

April 24, 2020:

California Exempts CARES Act Payments from Garnishment

On April 23, 2020, California’s Governor Newsom, signed an Executive Order that exempts garnishment for any individuals receiving federal, state or local government financial assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means, effective immediately, any federal, state or local government financial assistance made available to […]

2020-04-24T12:20:26-07:00April 24, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: Indiana Supreme Court Exercises Rule Making Authority to Protect COVID-19 Stimulus Payments

April 23, 2020: Under Indiana law, the Indiana Supreme Court has supervisory authority to issue Orders to protect the public interest on an emergency basis. Earlier this month, the Indiana Supreme Court invoked this authority to prohibit Indiana courts from issuing new writs of attachment, civil bench warrants, or body attachments until the expiration of […]

2020-04-24T12:17:25-07:00April 24, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: New York and Oregon Exempt CARES Act Payments from Garnishment

April 20, 2020:

New York

On Saturday April 18, 2020, New York’s attorney general said banks and debt collectors cannot freeze or seize stimulus funds.

Under New York law, certain types of property — including public benefits like public assistance, social security, and veterans’ and retirement benefits — are exempt from execution, levy, attachment, garnishment, or other […]

2020-04-21T13:04:48-07:00April 20, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: Washington, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and Nebraska: Five More States Take Steps to Curtail Collection Actions During State of Emergency

April 16, 2020:

Washington

On April 14, 2020, the Governor of Washington issued an emergency proclamation temporarily prohibiting the garnishment of wages and other income to collect judgments, and the accrual of post judgment interest on such judgments for consumer debt throughout Washington State. Consumer Debt is defined in Washington code section RCW 6.01.060(2) as: “[A]ny obligation […]

2020-04-16T15:22:22-07:00April 16, 2020|Member Alerts|

Member Alert: Updated COVID-19 Guidance to RMAI Members

April 13, 2020: In response to the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) will issue updates periodically with guidance for our members. The summary below includes some information we previously communicated on 3/17/20, 3/20/20, and 3/24/20, plus new guidance on the use of Federal Stimulus Funds. Please take a few minutes […]

2020-04-13T12:09:26-07:00April 13, 2020|Member Alerts|