Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 562
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  01/19/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Richter) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 20 - 35
    4  and insert:
    5  to such debt and has knowledge of, or can readily ascertain,
    6  such attorney’s name and address, unless the debtor’s attorney
    7  fails to respond within 30 days to a communication from the
    8  person, unless the debtor’s attorney consents to a direct
    9  communication with the debtor, or unless the debtor initiates
   10  the communication. Furthermore, an original creditor is not
   11  liable for a violation of this subsection if the debtor’s
   12  attorney fails to provide written notice of representation by
   13  certified mail to the address designated on the billing
   14  statements from the original creditor or to the registered agent
   15  of the original creditor. Such written notice of representation
   16  must state that the debtor is represented by an attorney with
   17  respect to such debt and disclose the attorney’s name and
   18  address. A debtor’s attorney may also provide notice of
   19  representation to an original creditor by virtue of pleadings
   20  and other filings in a filed action.
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   23  And the title is amended as follows:
   24         Delete lines 7 - 9
   25  and insert:
   26         or information; requiring specified information to be
   27         included in the written notice; authorizing a debtor’s
   28         attorney to provide written notice to an original
   29         creditor under certain circumstances; providing an