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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Relief for Small Businesses and Nonprofits Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To provide loan and obligation payment relief for small businesses and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/23/2020Introduced in House

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03/23/2020Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/23/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 05/05/2020
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 05/08/2020

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Financial Services03/23/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/23/2020)

Relief for Small Businesses and Nonprofits Act

This bill places restrictions on the collection of debts owed by small businesses and nonprofit organizations during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) emergency period. Among other things, debt collectors may not during such a period

  • enforce a security interest through a repossession or foreclosure,
  • commence or continue litigation to collect a debt,
  • terminate utility service,
  • seize assets,
  • commence or continue an eviction, or
  • charge fees or apply a higher interest rate as a result of nonpayment.

After such a period, debt collectors must provide certain repayment options including extending the repayment period for debts.

Violations of these provisions are subject to civil enforcement.

The Federal Reserve Board must establish a facility to compensate loan holders for losses caused by the suspension of payments.