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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Check Cashing and Deferred Deposit Lending Registration Act.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . defines terms;
13 . modifies the time period for which a deferred deposit loan may be rolled over;
14 . imposes restrictions on interest or fees; and
15 . makes technical and conforming amendments.
16 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 7-23-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 96
23 7-23-401, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 96
24 15-1-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 96
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 7-23-102 is amended to read:
28 7-23-102. Definitions.
29 As used in this chapter:
30 (1) "Annual percentage rate" has the same meaning as in the Truth and Lending Act,
31 Sec. 107, 15 U.S.C. 1606, as implemented by regulations of the Board of Governors of the
32 Federal Reserve System.
39 deferred deposit lending.
41 (a) a person:
42 (i) presents to a deferred deposit lender a check written on that person's account; or
43 (ii) provides written or electronic authorization to a deferred deposit lender to effect a
44 debit from that person's account using an electronic payment; and
45 (b) the deferred deposit lender:
46 (i) provides the person described in Subsection [
47 equal to the face value of the check or the amount of the debit less [
48 charged for the transaction; and
49 (ii) agrees not to cash the check or process the debit until a specific date.
51 (i) accepts a payment from another person; or
52 (ii) makes a payment to another person.
53 (b) "Electronic payment" includes a payment made through:
54 (i) an automated clearing house transaction;
55 (ii) an electronic check;
56 (iii) a stored value card; or
57 (iv) an Internet transfer.
58 (9) "Interest or fees" includes the cost elements associated with the extension of credit,
60 (a) a fee;
61 (b) a charge, such as:
62 (i) a service charge; or
63 (ii) a renewal charge;
64 (c) a credit insurance premium;
65 (d) an ancillary product sold with any extension of credit; and
66 (e) any other charge or premium with respect to the extension of credit.
69 Section 2. Section 7-23-401 is amended to read:
70 7-23-401. Operational requirements for deferred deposit loans.
71 (1) If a deferred deposit lender extends a deferred deposit loan, the deferred deposit
72 lender shall:
73 (a) post in a conspicuous location on its premises that can be viewed by a person
74 seeking a deferred deposit loan:
75 (i) a complete schedule of [
76 states the interest [
77 (ii) a number the person can call to make a complaint to the department regarding the
78 deferred deposit loan; and
79 (iii) a list of states where the deferred deposit lender is registered or authorized to offer
80 deferred deposit loans through the Internet or other electronic means;
81 (b) enter into a written contract for the deferred deposit loan;
82 (c) conspicuously disclose in the written contract:
83 (i) that under Subsection (3)(a), a person receiving a deferred deposit loan may make a
84 partial payment in increments of at least $5 on the principal owed on the deferred deposit loan
85 without incurring additional [
86 provided in the written contract;
87 (ii) that under Subsection (3)(b), a person receiving a deferred deposit loan may rescind
88 the deferred deposit loan on or before 5 p.m. of the next business day without incurring any
90 (iii) that under Subsection (4)(b), the deferred deposit loan may not be rolled over
91 without the person receiving the deferred deposit loan requesting the rollover of the deferred
92 deposit loan;
93 (iv) that under Subsection (4)(c), the deferred deposit loan may not be rolled over if the
94 rollover requires the person to pay the amount owed by the person under the deferred deposit
95 loan in whole or in part more than [
96 loan is executed; and
97 (v) (A) the name and address of a designated agent required to be provided the
98 department under Subsection 7-23-201 (2)(d)(vi); and
99 (B) a statement that service of process may be made to the designated agent;
100 (d) provide the person seeking the deferred deposit loan a copy of the deferred deposit
102 (e) orally review with the person seeking the deferred deposit loan the terms of the
103 deferred deposit loan including:
104 (i) the amount of [
105 (ii) the date on which the full amount of the deferred deposit loan is due;
106 (iii) that under Subsection (3)(a), a person receiving a deferred deposit loan may make
107 a partial payment in increments of at least $5 on the principal owed on the deferred deposit
108 loan without incurring additional [
109 provided in the written contract;
110 (iv) that under Subsection (3)(b), a person receiving a deferred deposit loan may
111 rescind the deferred deposit loan on or before 5 p.m. of the next business day without incurring
112 any [
113 (v) that under Subsection (4)(b), the deferred deposit loan may not be rolled over
114 without the person receiving the deferred deposit loan requesting the rollover of the deferred
115 deposit loan; and
116 (vi) that under Subsection (4)(c), the deferred deposit loan may not be rolled over if the
117 rollover requires the person to pay the amount owed by the person under the deferred deposit
118 loan in whole or in part more than [
119 loan is executed; and
120 (f) comply with the following as in effect on the date the deferred deposit loan is
122 (i) Truth in Lending Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and its implementing federal
124 (ii) Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 1691, and its implementing federal
126 (iii) Bank Secrecy Act, 12 U.S.C. Sec. 1829b, 12 U.S.C. Sec. 1951 through 1959, and
127 31 U.S.C. Sec. 5311 through 5332, and its implementing regulations; and
128 (iv) Title 70C, Utah Consumer Credit Code.
129 (2) If a deferred deposit lender extends a deferred deposit loan through the Internet or
130 other electronic means, the deferred deposit lender shall provide the information described in
131 Subsection (1)(a) to the person receiving the deferred deposit loan:
132 (a) in a conspicuous manner; and
133 (b) prior to the person entering into the deferred deposit loan.
134 (3) A deferred deposit lender that engages in a deferred deposit loan shall permit a
135 person receiving a deferred deposit loan to:
136 (a) make partial payments in increments of at least $5 on the principal owed on the
137 deferred deposit loan at any time prior to maturity without incurring additional [
138 interest or fees above the [
139 (b) rescind the deferred deposit loan without incurring any [
140 returning the deferred deposit loan amount to the deferred deposit lender on or before 5 p.m.
141 the next business day following the deferred deposit loan transaction.
142 (4) A deferred deposit lender that engages in a deferred deposit loan may not:
143 (a) collect additional interest or fees on a deferred deposit loan with an outstanding
144 principal balance [
145 (b) roll over a deferred deposit loan without the person receiving the deferred deposit
146 loan requesting the rollover of the deferred deposit loan;
147 (c) roll over a deferred deposit loan if the rollover requires a person to pay the amount
148 owed by the person under a deferred deposit loan in whole or in part more than [
149 from the day on which the deferred deposit loan is first executed;
150 (d) extend a new deferred deposit loan to a person on the same business day that the
151 person makes a payment on another deferred deposit loan if the payment:
152 (i) is made at least [
153 extended; and
154 (ii) results in the principal of that deferred deposit loan being paid in full; [
155 (e) threaten to use or use the criminal process in any state to collect on [
156 deposit loan[
157 (f) charge interest or fees on a deferred deposit loan that in the aggregate is greater than
158 an annual percentage rate of 100%.
159 (5) Notwithstanding Subsections (4)(a) and (4) (e), a deferred deposit lender that is the
160 holder of a check used to obtain a deferred deposit loan that is dishonored may use the
161 remedies and notice procedures provided in Chapter 15, Dishonored Instruments, except that
162 the issuer, as defined in Section 7-15-1 , of the check may not be:
163 (a) asked by the holder to pay the amount described in Subsection 7-15-1 (6)(a)(iii) as a
164 condition of the holder not filing a civil action; or
165 (b) held liable for the damages described in Subsection 7-15-1 (7)(b)(vi).
166 Section 3. Section 15-1-4 is amended to read:
167 15-1-4. Interest on judgments.
168 (1) As used in this section, "federal postjudgment interest rate" means the interest rate
169 established for the federal court system under 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1961, as amended.
170 (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), a judgment rendered on a lawful
171 contract shall conform to the contract and shall bear the interest agreed upon by the parties,
172 which shall be specified in the judgment.
173 (b) A judgment rendered on a deferred deposit loan subject to Title 7, Chapter 23,
174 Check Cashing and Deferred Deposit Lending Registration Act, shall bear interest at the rate
175 imposed under Subsection (3) on an amount not exceeding the sum of:
176 (i) the total of the principal balance of the deferred deposit loan;
177 (ii) interest at the rate imposed by the deferred deposit loan agreement for a period not
178 exceeding [
179 (iii) costs;
180 (iv) attorney fees; and
181 (v) other amounts allowed by law and ordered by the court.
182 (3) (a) Except as otherwise provided by law, other civil and criminal judgments of the
183 district court and justice court shall bear interest at the federal postjudgment interest rate as of
184 January 1 of each year, plus 2%.
185 (b) The postjudgment interest rate in effect at the time of the judgment shall remain the
186 interest rate for the duration of the judgment.
187 (c) The interest on criminal judgments shall be calculated on the total amount of the
189 (d) Interest paid on state revenue shall be deposited in accordance with Section
190 63A-8-301 .
191 (e) Interest paid on revenue to a county or municipality shall be paid to the general
192 fund of the county or municipality.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-20-09 11:15 AM