Sen. Franken just introduced the “End Debt Collector Abuse Act of 2010”, a copy of which is hereAs a general proposition, the bill would (1) prohibit a request by a debt collector to have a warrant issued for the rest of any debtor, (2) add new debt validation notice requirements, (3) add new validation requirements in response to a demand for validation by a debtor, allow injunctive relief and increase the statutory penalty.  Senator Franken’s statement on the Senate Floor can be seen here: http://franken.senate.gov/?p=news&id=1116