Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 237 -- Payday Loans

Sponsor:  Burnett

This bill changes the laws regarding unsecured loans of $500 or
less.  The bill:

(1)  Limits the interest and other fees that may be charged on
the loans to $15 for the first $100 of principal for the first 30
days of the loan and not more than 3% per month thereafter, which
is an annual percentage rate of approximately 36%;

(2)  Prohibits repeated renewals of loans to circumvent interest
rate restrictions;

(3)  Grants jurisdiction to the Attorney General to issue cease
and desist orders against violators;

(4)  Allows the Attorney General to sue for injunctions,
rescission of loan contracts and restitution, and civil penalties
for violations; and

(5)  Specifies that the limitations apply to all lenders, whether
or not they are properly licensed pursuant to Chapter 408, RSMo.

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Missouri House of Representatives
94th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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