Constitutional amendment; maximum lawful rate of interest (first reference). (SJ44)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); maximum lawful rate of interest.  Caps the maximum lawful rate of interest on any contract for the loan or forbearance of any money, if the money is for use primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, at 36 percent per year. The provisions do not apply to loans made by a depository institution that is subject to licensure by the Commonwealth or another state or by the federal government. Read the Bill »


11/26/2012: Failed to Pass in Committee


  • 01/10/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101663D
  • 01/10/2012 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/17/2012 Continued to 2013 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 11/26/2012 Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (8-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)