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Consumer Affairs Committee

The Consumer Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association addresses current consumer protection issues on the national, state and local levels. Recent topics include consumer credit and debt, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, updates on consumer protection legislation and reform on the state and local levels, privacy, and advertising and marketing law. The committee often collaborates with other City Bar committees, particularly in opining on state and local legislative issues and organizing programs.

Recent Reports

Report on A.4438, the Consumer Credit Fairness Act (June 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Collection Practices

Comments on the Proposed Rulemaking by the NYS Department of Financial Services Regarding Debt Collection by Third Party Debt Collectors and Buyers (August 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Debt Collection Practices

Comments on Proposed Reforms Relating to Consumer Credit Cases (May 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Consumer Credit Cases

For the full list of committee reports click here

Legislative Activity

For more information on the legislative and policy work of the committee, including relevant reports, bill texts and additional advocacy materials, click here.

Of Interest

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Policy Recommendations for New York City's Next Mayor