Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1034 Ì593470(Î593470 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Gruters) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 559.715, Florida Statutes, is amended to 6 read: 7 559.715 Assignment of consumer debts.— 8 (1) This part does not prohibit the assignment, by a 9 creditor, of the right to bill and collect a consumer debt. 10 However, the assignee must give the debtor written notice of 11 such assignment as soon as practical after the assignment is 12 made, but at least 30 days before any action to collect the 13 debt. For the purpose of this subsection, the term “action” does 14 not include a communication or disclosure required by law and 15 does not include any communication or payment initiated by the 16 debtor. 17 (2) The assignee is a real party in interest and may bring 18 an action to collect a debt that has been assigned to the 19 assignee and is in default. 20 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019. 21 22 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 23 And the title is amended as follows: 24 Delete everything before the enacting clause 25 and insert: 26 A bill to be entitled 27 An act relating to assignment of consumer debts; 28 amending s. 559.715, F.S.; specifying that certain 29 communications, disclosures, and payments do not 30 constitute an action; providing an effective date.