Jimmy Patronis seeks to ban political discrimination by debt collectors

Debt collectors will only be able to come after you if you’re in the red, not because you vote red (or blue), under a plan floated by Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.

A draft bill released by Patronis on Tuesday would bar debt collectors from hounding debtors based on their politics. Debt collectors could not “discriminate against, or target, any debtor on the basis of his or her political affiliation, ideology, viewpoint, or conduct,” the draft states.

Violating the ban could result in the removal of their state license.

The proposal is aimed at limiting the Internal Revenue Service from targeting

Disclaimer: This article may require a subscription.

en_USEnglish