Member Alert: What’s Next for the TCPA after U.S. Supreme Court Review

In other news, Friday’s Daily Huddle focuses on financial over-regulation; New Jersey, Hawaii, Vermont issue state updates.

5/7/2020 9:30 AM

COVID-19DailyNewsStateAdvocacy
Member Alert: What’s Next for the TCPA after U.S. Supreme Court Review

ACA International continues to monitor state and city updates and remains available as a resource for members during this difficult time of fast-moving and often ambiguous regulatory change. In addition, our team maintains regular direct and indirect communications with state and federal regulators to receive up-to-the-minute guidance on industry-relevant orders and emergency regulations, which we parse and report on at regular intervals.

Members may also access a chart of state updates available through ACA’s COVID-19 resources page.

Reminder: Loomer Mortenson Scholarship Season Deadline is May 15!

The ACA International Education Foundation is accepting applications for the Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship program until May 15, 2020. This year, the Foundation looks forward to awarding more than $50,000 to upcoming and current college students with good grades, writing skills and a connection to the industry via their employment or the employment of a parent. The Foundation will award: $10,000 for first place; $5,000 for second place; $3,000 for third place; and additional winners will receive $1,000 each. Learn more here.

Daily Huddle

Members are invited to join ACA’s team including CEO Mark Neeb, Vice President and Senior Counsel of Federal Advocacy Leah Dempsey, Corporate Counsel Colin Winkler and Vice President of State Government and Unit Affairs Andrew Madden for a Daily Huddle at 11 a.m., Central Standard Time weekdays.

On Friday, May 8, Iain Murray, vice president for strategy and senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, is ACA's special guest speaker. Murray, who also directs the Center for Economic Freedom, will present on Fighting Financial Over-Regulation, including an outline on how his organization accomplishes this, along with a fascinating discussion on applying this model specifically to debt collection regulation.

Monday’s Daily Huddle topic will be COVID 19: Practical & Tactical Actions for 401K Plans Amid this Challenging Environment.

A Hot Topic webinar at 2 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday will focus on details on a new retirement program for members from ACA.

Daily Huddle sponsors are Collectors Insurance Agency Licensing Services, Intelligent Contacts, RevSpring, Solutions by Text, BillingTree, Interprose, and TCN. Recordings of past Daily Huddle sessions are also available.

Federal News Updates

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Small-business owners should take note of clarifications and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help with the application process for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP.) Members may find more information on the PPP and resources on ACA International’s federal advocacy page.

SCOTUS TCPA Review

The U.S. Supreme Court—via teleconference—debated the constitutionality of content restrictions in automated calls to cell phones and a federal exception for calls to collect government debt in an hour-long hearing Wednesday.

The case, Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants, turns on whether the government-debt exception to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act automated-call restriction violates the First Amendment and, if so, whether the proper remedy would be to sever the exception from the remainder of the statute. Wednesday, Supreme Court justices largely focused their debate on whether severing the 2015 TCPA amendment would solve the issue of restricting content of calls. Continue reading here.

Here are the latest updates on state guidance:

Hawaii

Gov. David Ige extended the stay at home order, originally set to expire on April 30, for an additional 14 days as the state begins its next phase for reopening, according to a news release.

Under the governor’s original proclamation, individuals may leave their home or place of residence only for essential activities, to engage in essential businesses and operations, and only if their work cannot be conducted through remote technology from home.

New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new executive order that extends the public health emergency he declared in New Jersey over the COVID-19 pandemic by 30 days, to June 5. The public health emergency allows the governor to also extend all executive branch actions taken in response to the virus including the stay at home order and business closures.

Gov. Murphy also previously signed Executive Order No. 107, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice.

Vermont

Gov. Phil Scott announced an addendum to the stay at home order allowing outdoor recreation and limited social interactions to resume under strict health and safety precautions as state modeling continues to indicate a slow in the spread of COVID-19.

While the Stay Home, Stay Safe order remains in effect through May 15, new updates to the governor’s latest order are ongoing.

For more information on how the ACA Licensing staff can assist with your licensing needs, please contact us at Licensing@acainternational.org or call (952) 926-6547.


Follow ACA International on Twitter @ACAIntl and @acacollector, Facebook and request to join our LinkedIn group for news and event updates. ACA International members are welcome to submit news items for possible publication to comm@acainternational.org. Visit our publications page for news submission guidelines and subscriptions to ACA Daily, Collector magazine and Pulse.

Advertising is available for companies wishing to promote their products or services. Be sure to visit the ACA Events Calendar on the Education and Training page to view our listing of upcoming CORE Curriculum and Hot Topic seminars featuring critical educational opportunities for your company.


Subscribe to ACA Daily NEWSROOM

Member Alert: What’s Next for the TCPA after U.S. Supreme Court Review

ACA International continues to monitor state and city updates and remains available as a resource for members during this difficult time of fast-moving and often ambiguous regulatory change. In addition, our team maintains regular direct and indirect communications with state and federal regulators to receive up-to-the-minute guidance on industry-relevant orders and emergency regulations, which we parse and report on at regular intervals.

Members may also access a chart of state updates available through ACA’s COVID-19 resources page.

Reminder: Loomer Mortenson Scholarship Season Deadline is May 15!

The ACA International Education Foundation is accepting applications for the Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship program until May 15, 2020. This year, the Foundation looks forward to awarding more than $50,000 to upcoming and current college students with good grades, writing skills and a connection to the industry via their employment or the employment of a parent. The Foundation will award: $10,000 for first place; $5,000 for second place; $3,000 for third place; and additional winners will receive $1,000 each. Learn more here.

Daily Huddle

Members are invited to join ACA’s team including CEO Mark Neeb, Vice President and Senior Counsel of Federal Advocacy Leah Dempsey, Corporate Counsel Colin Winkler and Vice President of State Government and Unit Affairs Andrew Madden for a Daily Huddle at 11 a.m., Central Standard Time weekdays.

On Friday, May 8, Iain Murray, vice president for strategy and senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, is ACA's special guest speaker. Murray, who also directs the Center for Economic Freedom, will present on Fighting Financial Over-Regulation, including an outline on how his organization accomplishes this, along with a fascinating discussion on applying this model specifically to debt collection regulation.

Monday’s Daily Huddle topic will be COVID 19: Practical & Tactical Actions for 401K Plans Amid this Challenging Environment.

A Hot Topic webinar at 2 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday will focus on details on a new retirement program for members from ACA.

Daily Huddle sponsors are Collectors Insurance Agency Licensing Services, Intelligent Contacts, RevSpring, Solutions by Text, BillingTree, Interprose, and TCN. Recordings of past Daily Huddle sessions are also available.

Federal News Updates

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Small-business owners should take note of clarifications and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help with the application process for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP.) Members may find more information on the PPP and resources on ACA International’s federal advocacy page.

SCOTUS TCPA Review

The U.S. Supreme Court—via teleconference—debated the constitutionality of content restrictions in automated calls to cell phones and a federal exception for calls to collect government debt in an hour-long hearing Wednesday.

The case, Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants, turns on whether the government-debt exception to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act automated-call restriction violates the First Amendment and, if so, whether the proper remedy would be to sever the exception from the remainder of the statute. Wednesday, Supreme Court justices largely focused their debate on whether severing the 2015 TCPA amendment would solve the issue of restricting content of calls. Continue reading here.

Here are the latest updates on state guidance:

Hawaii

Gov. David Ige extended the stay at home order, originally set to expire on April 30, for an additional 14 days as the state begins its next phase for reopening, according to a news release.

Under the governor’s original proclamation, individuals may leave their home or place of residence only for essential activities, to engage in essential businesses and operations, and only if their work cannot be conducted through remote technology from home.

New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new executive order that extends the public health emergency he declared in New Jersey over the COVID-19 pandemic by 30 days, to June 5. The public health emergency allows the governor to also extend all executive branch actions taken in response to the virus including the stay at home order and business closures.

Gov. Murphy also previously signed Executive Order No. 107, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice.

Vermont

Gov. Phil Scott announced an addendum to the stay at home order allowing outdoor recreation and limited social interactions to resume under strict health and safety precautions as state modeling continues to indicate a slow in the spread of COVID-19.

While the Stay Home, Stay Safe order remains in effect through May 15, new updates to the governor’s latest order are ongoing.

For more information on how the ACA Licensing staff can assist with your licensing needs, please contact us at Licensing@acainternational.org or call (952) 926-6547.


Follow ACA International on Twitter @ACAIntl and @acacollector, Facebook and request to join our LinkedIn group for news and event updates. ACA International members are welcome to submit news items for possible publication to comm@acainternational.org. Visit our publications page for news submission guidelines and subscriptions to ACA Daily, Collector magazine and Pulse.

Advertising is available for companies wishing to promote their products or services. Be sure to visit the ACA Events Calendar on the Education and Training page to view our listing of upcoming CORE Curriculum and Hot Topic seminars featuring critical educational opportunities for your company.


Subscribe to ACA Daily NEWSROOM

Loading...

Loading...

Scroll to Top