Minimum wage, paid leave questions proposed for 2018 ballot

(photo MGN-Online)

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill supporters are calling a student loan bill of rights.

The bill -approved unanimously by the Senate on Wednesday - aims to will help protect students from unfair, predatory, and deceptive practices from student lending and loan servicing companies.

The bill would require a new licensing regime for student loan companies and build on Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey's efforts to create a student loan ombudsman to be a one-stop shop to handle complaints of student loan abuse.

The proposal would also let the state Division of Banks better address student loan complaints.

The group MASSPIRG said similar bills have passed in Connecticut, Washington and Illinois and have been filed in a dozen other states.

The bill now goes to the Massachusetts House.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.