TCPA Regulatory Advocacy
ACA is a leader in advocating for regulatory changes to modernize the TCPA to reduce legal uncertainty and to create a pathway for compliance-minded businesses to communicate important information to consumers without fear of frivolous litigation. By strategically using both formal and informal advocacy avenues, ACA continuously works to ensure that the voice of the credit and collection industry is heard at the FCC. Please see below for comments and petitions filed by ACA to the FCC concerning TCPA issues, as well as a multi-industry letter signed by ACA urging TCPA clarifications.
7.24.2019 - ACA Submits Comments on Federal Communications Commission Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls; Call Authentication Trust Anchor
10.17.18 - ACA Comments in Response to the FCC's Request for Further Comment on Issues Related to Interpretation and Implementation of the TCPA Following the Recent Decision in Marks v. Crunch San Diego, LLC
10.8.18 - ACA Comments in Response to the Public Notice concerning the Request of the Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau to Refresh the Record on Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls
08.28.17 - ACA Comments in Response to the FCC's Notice of Inquiry on Reassigned Numbers
07.03.17 - ACA Comments in Response to Robocall Blocking NPRM and NOI
03.10.17 - ACA Comments in Response to Petition for Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling of Craig Moskowitz and Craig Cunningham
02.13.16 - ACA Reply Comments in Support of Petition for Reconsideration of Federal Government Debt Collection Rules
06.06.16 - ACA Comments in Response to the Federal Government Debt Collection Exemption NPRM
12.01.14 - ACA Reply Comments in Support of the Petition of the Consumer Bankers Association
11.17.14 - ACA Comments in Support of the Petition of the Consumer Bankers Association
09.24.14 - ACA Comments in Support of the Petition of Rubio’s Restaurant, Inc.
04.08.14 - ACA Reply Comments in Support of ACA’s Petition for Rulemaking
03.24.14 - ACA Comments in Support of ACA’s Petition for Rulemaking
03.10.14 - ACA Comments in Support of the Petition of United Healthcare Services, Inc.
01.06.14 - ACA Reply Comments in Support of the PACE Petition
12.19.13 - ACA Comments in Support of the PACE Petition
11.15.12 - ACA Supports Comments Submitted by U.S. Chamber to the FCC
07.23.12 - ACA Comments on the Implementation of a Do-Not- Call List for Public Safety Answering Point Numbers
04.18.11 - ACA Comments on the FCC Truth in Caller ID Act
06.21.10 - ACA Reply Comments on 2010 TCPA NPRM
05.21.10 - ACA Comments on 2010 TCPA NPRM
ACA Petitions and Letters
ACA International and Joint Trades Letter to Federal Communications Commission: Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls (July 24, 2019)
ACA International Petition for Rulemaking (Jan. 2014)
Petition requesting clarification of several significant issues under the TCPA, including capacity, predictive dialers, wrong number calls to wireless numbers, and prior express consent.
Multi-Industry Letter to the FCC (Feb. 2, 2015)
ACA International, along with more than 30 organizations and associations, sent a multi-association letter to the FCC urging expeditious action to clarify the TCPA.
ACA International Petition for Expedited Clarification and Declaratory Ruling (Oct. 2005)
Petition requesting clarification that the TCPA’s autodialer restrictions do not apply to calls to recover payment for goods or services from customers when initiated by predictive dialers.
ACA Supplement to Petition for Expedited Clarification and Declaratory Ruling (April 26, 2006)
Additional support for the relief requested by ACA International’s 2005 Petition.