As previously advised, Senate Bill 1471 was introduced into the Senate and referred to the Armed Services Committee on June 28, 2017. The bill directs a review and update of the Department of Defense regulations to ensure compliance with the consumer debt collection laws.
*On September 12, 2017 the substance of S. 1471 was added to Senate Bill 1519 - National Defense Authorization Act and was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar No. 165. More specifically the language in S. 1519 is as follows:
SEC. 653. REVIEW AND UPDATE OF REGULATIONS GOVERNING DEBT COLLECTORS INTERACTIONS WITH UNIT COMMANDERS.
Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall review and update Department of Defense Instruction 1344.09 and any associated regulations to ensure that such regulations comply with Federal consumer protection laws with respect to the collection of debt.