Friedman votes for bill to repeal professional licensure penalties for student loan default Press Release

BOSTON — On April 26, Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington) joined her Senate colleagues in voting in favor of legislation to protect individuals who default on their educational loans from professional licensure penalties.The bill, S.2266, An Act to prevent bureaucratic overreach in the collection of student debt, will repeal a state law passed in 1990, which created professional licensure consequences for educational loan defaulters.

“Paying back student loans has become an enormous financial burden for many residents across Massachusetts,” said Friedman. “Limiting a person’s ability to work makes it exponentially more difficult to make a living and pay back their loans. This bill dismantles potential obstacles to repaying student loan debt and implements protections for borrowers so that they can continue to work and pay off their debt.”

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