Proposed State Act Would Boost Consumer Protections for Military Members

August 19, 2014
Indianapolis Star 
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GOP legislators have proposed the Indiana Service Member's Civil Relief Act, which aims to boost consumer protections for active-duty military personnel.

If approved, it would enforce civil penalties against violators of the federal Service Member's Civil Relief Act -- which allows current National Guardsmen and Reservists to suspend or postpone debt collections, foreclosures, and certain other responsibilities -- as well as cover state-specific obligations to service members not covered by the federal law.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said that expanding the relief act at the state level will allow enlisted persons to give their full attention to military duties and relieve stress on family members. It also, he added, would shield members of the Armed Forces from scams.

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