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HB 178 (BR 939) - D. Owens, R. Meeks

     AN ACT relating to deferred deposit transactions.
     Amend KRS 286.9-010 to define "annual percentage rate," "consideration," and "interest"; amend KRS 286.9-100 to delete the service fee of $15 per $100 loan and establish a maximum annual percentage rate of 36%; provide that making a deferred deposit transaction in violation of the maximum interest provisions is an unfair, false, misleading, and deceptive practice in violation of the Consumer Protection Act and subject to its rights and remedies; prohibit a licensee from engaging in deceptive practices to evade the requirements of Subtitle 9 of KRS Chapter 286; amend KRS 286.9-102 to require a licensee to conspicuously display interest charges for services; create a new section of Subtitle 9 of KRS Chapter 286 to provide that knowing violation of the maximum allowable interest rate provisions shall be deemed a forfeiture of the entire interest for the transaction and the person who paid the interest, or his or her legal representative, may recover twice the amount paid in any action against the lender if commenced within two years of the deferred deposit transaction.

     Feb 5-introduced in House
     Feb 6-to Banking & Insurance (H)

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