2015 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of Senate Interim Committee on Finance and Revenue)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to debt collection; and declaring an emergency.|
Authorizes state agencies that request persons to voluntarily supply Social Security numbers on documents relating to any monetary obligation or transaction to include on documents notice that Social Security numbers may be used for state agency debt collection activities.
Allows state agencies, Department of Revenue and private collection agencies to use Social Security numbers to collect debt owed state agency or local government. Requires that annual state agency report to Legislative Fiscal Office on liquidated and delinquent accounts include list of state agencies that have liquidated and delinquent accounts for which no payment has been received for more than 90 days and that have not been assigned to private collection agency or Department of Revenue for collection. Requires annual report prepared by Legislative Fiscal Office to list separately information about liquidated and delinquent accounts of Secretary of State, State Treasurer, state agencies in executive branch and judicial branch. Includes previously exempt public corporations and semi-independent state agencies in liquidated and delinquent debt reporting requirements. Allows state agencies that assign liquidated and delinquent account to Department of Revenue to add fee to be paid by debtor. Requires notice to debtor. Allows state agencies, Department of Revenue or private collection agencies to propose and accept offers of compromise for settlement of debt owed to state agency. Directs Oregon Department of Administrative Services to monitor state agency debt collection functions and assist state agencies to improve collection of delinquent debts through training, technical assistance and performance standards. Requires department to submit annual management report to Legislative Assembly. Directs department to adopt policies relating to state agency debt collection. Directs department to provide training and technical assistance to state agencies regarding debt collection.] Directs state agencies to make all reasonable efforts to collect delinquent accounts, including use of Social Security numbers and setoff of amounts due debtor from state agencies. Requires Oregon Department of Administrative Services to adopt policies setting procedures for setoff of amounts between state agencies. Requires Oregon Department of Administrative Services to charge each state agency for agency's share of department's expenses relating to state agency debt collection processes. Clarifies when specific provisions apply to Secretary of State, State Treasurer and judicial branch. Limits biennial expenditures by Oregon Department of Administrative Services from Delinquent Accounts Administration Fund. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||Budget Report Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||Has Minimal Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||Secretary of States Office - Chapter Number Assignment|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|