Oregon lawmakers held a public hearing Wednesday on a bill that would prevent the state's Department of Revenue from hiring private collection agencies to help collect unpaid state taxes.

SB 1568's sponsor, Sen. Chris Edwards, D-Eugene, referred to complaints about companies being "downright overly aggressive" in communications with debtors, as well as seeking action in short timeframes.

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