In. AG discusses proposed military consumer protection legislati - Toledo News Now, Breaking News, Weather, Sports, Toledo

In. AG discusses proposed military consumer protection legislation

Posted: Updated:
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller was in Evansville on Friday to discuss proposed legislation that would protect members of armed forces and their families.

Zoeller says the Service Member's Civil Relief Act would guard a soldier's financial well being during deployment by allowing freedom from long term obligations such as 2 year cell phone contracts.

He said the legislation would provide Indiana service members peace of mind while away from their families.

Zoeller says, "so this should at least alleviate some of their concerns about leaving their families in a place where they can't protect them, but they're off protecting all of us."

The legislation would also make it illegal for a company to try to "collect" during the time of deployment.

Copyright 2014 WFIE. All rights reserved.