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This Act, amending the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), adds provisions designed to improve the accuracy of consumers' credit-related records. It gives consumers the right to one free credit report a year from the credit reporting agencies, and consumers may also purchase, for a reasonable fee, a...
This Act (a) directs the Commission and the Justice Department to participate in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on voluntary agreements and plans established by oil companies to deal with emergency international oil shortages and provides them a role in any DOE advisory...
Subchapter II of this Act authorizes the Commission to enforce, and further define, requirements for the calculation and posting of gasoline octane ratings by gasoline distributors and retailers.
This Act (Title VII of the Consumer Credit Protection Act) prohibits discrimination on the  basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, receipt of public assistance, or good faith exercise of any rights under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.
This Act (Title I of the Consumer Credit Protection Act) authorizes the Commission to enforce compliance by most non-depository entities with a variety of statutory provisions. Among other requirements, the Act requires creditors who deal with consumers to make certain written disclosures...
This Act, amending the Truth in Lending Act, requires creditors to provide certain disclosures for open-end credit plans secured by the consumer's dwelling and imposes substantive limitations on such plans.
This Act, amended by the Collectible Coin Protection Act, Pub. L. No. 113-288, 128 Stat. 3281, prohibits manufacturing or importing imitation political items, and manufacturing, importing, or selling imitation numismatic items, unless they are marked in accordance with regulations prescribed by...
This Act amends the Truth in Lending Act in various respects, including requiring certain disclosures. Some of its disclosure requirements were superseded by later amendments to the Truth in Lending Act such as the Credit CARD Act of 2009.  This Act also includes provisions for rulemaking and...
This Act, amending the Truth in Lending Act, requires prompt written acknowledgment of consumer billing complaints and investigation of billing errors by creditors. The amendment prohibits creditors from taking actions that adversely affect the consumer's credit standing until an investigation is...
This Act protects children's privacy by giving parents tools to control what information is collected from their children online.
This Act to reform health care provides for the FTC to participate in the Interagency Working Group on Health Care Quality and the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council, both established under the Act.
Title I of this Act authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to develop regulations for written warranties. The Act directs the Commission to establish disclosure standards for written warranties, specifies standards for “full” warranties, limits disclaimer of implied warranties, and establishes...
This Act, as amended by the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, requires manufacturers, packagers, and importers of smokeless tobacco products to place one of four statutorily-prescribed, health-related warning labels on product packages and in advertisements, on a rotational...
Under this Act (Title VIII of the Consumer Credit Protection Act), third-party debt collectors are prohibited from using deceptive or abusive conduct in the collection of consumer debts incurred for personal, family, or household purposes. Such collectors may not, for example, contact debtors at...
This Act amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, requiring, among other things, that the Commission issue: (a) disclosure rules to assist consumers in choosing the most efficient incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs; (b) efficiency labeling rules for certain plumbing fixtures; and (c)...
This Act, amending the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996, specifies that a sanctioning organization may not receive any compensation from a boxing match unless it files its bylaws and a complete description of its ratings criteria, policies, and general sanctioning fee schedule with the FTC....
Under this Act, the Commission is required to: (a) issue regulations for energy efficiency labeling of a number of household appliances and plumbing fixtures, if specified conditions are met (Section 137, 42 U.S.C. § 6294); and (b) submit to Congress an annual market concentration analysis of the...
The Federal Trade Commission Act is the primary statute of the Commission.
This Act, amending the Truth in Lending Act, regulates personal property leases that exceed four months in duration and that are made to consumers for personal, family, or household purposes. The Act requires that certain lease costs and terms be disclosed, imposes limitations on the size of...
The Act imposes on contact lens prescribers and sellers several requirements intended to enhance prescription portability. Among other things, prescribers must release a contact lens prescription to a patient and may not tie the prescription release to the purchase of lenses from the prescriber....

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