Halt debt collection and freeze interest against state universities.
Representative Cathy Ingram co-sponsored the introduction of HB597 to declare a state of emergency in higher education during the COVID pandemic to freeze the collection of student debt through the AGs office. This will alleviate some of the burden on students and graduates.
The need for supporters to rally for this house bill 597 is necessary to support our students and families during this unsettling time.
133rd General Assembly on 03/31/2020
To halt the collection of all debt owed to any state institution of higher education or hospital operated by a state institution of higher education, to freeze the accrual of interest and collection of fees on all outstanding debt owed to those entities, and to declare an emergency.
Education : Higher Education State and Local Government : State Government
Refer to Committee: Civil Justice (on 05/05/2020)