Last week was a “banner week” for the ACA and the entire Asset Recovery industry. The Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011 was introduced to Congress. This Act, when passed, will update and modernize the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which is under the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The TCPA was created in the early 1990s and has basically been left alone without significant updates since its inception. As we know, technologies have been introduced since the 1990s that weren’t even considered possible when this legislation was created. Hence, the wording in the TCPA unintentionally impedes the use of many modern services and technologies.
Now that a few Representatives have been brave enough to introduce this legislation, I believe it critical that everyone even remotely involved in the Asset Recovery industry lend their support. Please use this link to visit the ACA site which will give you instructions on how to contact and communicate your support of this legislation to your local Representatives. (Note: You need to be logged in as an ACA member in order to access the page.)
I’m certain that those opposing this legislation will be highly organized and extremely active and vocal in their opposition. The Asset Recovery industry needs to be equally active and vocal in urging Congress to pass this significant act.
No longer can we afford to wait on the sidelines while the vocal minority dictates how our businesses should operate. We certainly don’t want to risk waiting another 20 years for Congress to revisit this legislation. The time to act is now!
This article was written by Dave R