March 16, 2023 — Testimony

The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and the California Low-Income Consumer Coalition (CLICC) are proud sponsors of AB 1119 (Wicks), a bill to ensure that no one is imprisoned because they owe consumer debt. While debtors’ prisons are banned in every state by constitution, statute, or judicial decision, in reality they live on because a court may issue an arrest warrant for someone who did not make it to court in a debt collection matter.