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State Government Affairs Committee

State Government Affairs Committee

State Government Affairs Committee (SGA)
  • Purpose – Serves as a forum to address state legislative and regulatory issues that affect AFSA member companies. Reviews legislation, analyzes legislative trends, gathers political intelligence, formulates strategy and issues management materials, identifies and recommends industry-wide positions on state legislation and regulatory issues, and engages in direct advocacy where appropriate. Members receive weekly legislative tracking charts.
  • Key Issues – State rate caps, privacy and cybersecurity, collections restrictions, fair lending, state attorney general enforcement, restrictions on voluntary protection products, vacant property ordinances, payment card restrictions, repossession and post default issues.
  • Calls/Meetings – Full committee meets in-person three times a year. Communicate regularly via committee email. Subcommittees hold monthly calls.
  • Subcommittees/Working Groups – Mortgage lending/servicing, payment cards, personal loans, and vehicle finance.
  • Eligibility – Finance company and Business Partner members who participate in state legislative activities.
  • Staff Liaison(s) – Danielle Fagre Arlowe, Senior Vice President and Matt Kownacki, Director, State Research & Policy

Retail Bad Debt Working Group
  • Purpose/Key Issue – Seeks to amend state tax laws to give refunds or other tax consideration to creditors who remitted state sales tax on a financial sale, but never collected the tax due to customer default.
  • Calls/Meetings – As needed.
  • Subcommittees/Working Groups – None.
  • Eligibility – This group is open to all AFSA members, including Business Partners.
  • Staff Liaison(s) – Danielle Fagre Arlowe, Senior Vice President

State Association Executives
  • Purpose – Provide committee for Executive Directors from state association AFSA Affiliate members.
  • Key Issues – Legal and regulatory issues impacting the financial services industry at the state level.
  • Calls/Meetings – Quarterly conference calls.
  • Subcommittees/Working Groups – None.
  • Eligibility – Executive Directors from AFSA Affiliate members.
  • Staff Liaison(s) – Danielle Fagre Arlowe, Senior Vice President

 

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