Payday loans; requires SCC to contract w/third party to establish database through Internet. (HB1621)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Payday Loan Act. Requires the State Corporation Commission, on or before July 1, 2008, to contract with a third party to establish and administer a database with real-time access through an Internet connection to ensure compliance with the Payday Loan Act. Lenders are prohibited from making a payday loan unless it has obtained information from the database, or other permitted verification source, that the borrower does not have three or more outstanding payday loans and has not terminated a payday loan within 48 hours. The measure also (i) prohibits a payday lender from making a payday loan to a borrower if the borrower has three or more other payday loans outstanding or within 48 hours following the borrower's termination of a payday loan; (ii) prohibits a lender from instituting collection proceedings against a borrower until 60 days after the date of default; (iii) prohibits a lender from engaging in any unfair, misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent acts or practices in the making or collecting of a payday loan; (iv) requires a lender, when collecting or attempting to collect a payday loan when the check given as security for such loan is dishonored, to comply with the provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act that apply to debt collectors; (v) authorizes the Commission to impose a penalty on a person who violates any regulation promulgated by the Commission pursuant to the Payday Loan Act or other law or regulation applicable to the conduct of the lender's business; and (vi) provides that any provision of a written loan agreement that violates the Payday Loan Act is unenforceable against the borrower. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


07/18/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072792444
07/18/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2007Impact statement from SCC (HB1621)
01/23/2007Assigned C & L sub: Financial Institutions (Dudley)