The state tax commissioner shall establish and maintain a list of debt collection agencies bonded and licensed with the state. When choosing collection agencies under the provisions of sections eighteen-a and eighteen-b of this article, the commissioner of finance and administration shall select and use only those collection agencies on the state tax commissioner's list. In collecting debts under sections eighteen-a and eighteen-b of this article, each debt collection agency and agent shall strictly abide by the provisions of (a) sections one hundred twenty-two through one hundred twenty-nine, inclusive, of article two, chapter forty-six-a of this code; (b) sections one through five, inclusive, of article sixteen, chapter forty-seven of this code; and (c) the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, being Public Law 95-109 of the United States Congress. If any debt collection agency or agent violates any provision of the aforesaid laws, the state tax commissioner shall remove the agency from his aforesaid list and the commissioner of finance and administration shall immediately stop his employment and use of the agency or agent.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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