INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and a handful of lawmakers are proposing a bill to strengthen consumer protections for active duty service members.
The bill would allow service members to postpone certain obligations -- including foreclosures, lease terminations and debt collections -- while they are deployed.
"When Hoosier military members are in the line of duty, they should not have to worry about these complicated, time-consuming and often expensive obligations that could have life-altering consequences," Zoeller said
The bill -- called the Indiana Service Member’s Civil Relief Act -- would also ward off companies trying to scam military men and women.
"Tragically, military members and their families are often targeted and can fall victim to scammers taking advantage of a deployment or on-the-go lifestyle," Zoeller said.
The proposal would need approval from the General Assembly before it could take effect. Lawmakers are scheduled to return to the Statehouse in January.
Many states, including Illinois and Kentucky, already have similar policies in place.
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