On March 31, the Idaho governor signed HB 610, which amends existing law to revise certain requirements for collection agencies and applicants for licensure. The amendments remove the prior requirement that applicants and licensees must designate an experienced individual to serve as in charge of the licensee’s collection agency business. Additionally, the bill now permits collection agencies to collect incidental charges if they are included in the contract between the creditor and the debtor, with some exceptions. The bill also establishes licensing efficiencies by requiring the use of an “electronic system of licensing as prescribed by the director” and permitting the reinstatement of an expired license. The bill is effective July 1.