|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to banks|
|Mar 30, 2011||defeated in banks|
|Feb 22, 2011||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to banks|
senate Bill S556
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S556 - Details
S556 - Summary
Regulates the provision of refund anticipation loans by person and entities other than banking institutions; requires that at the time a borrower applies for a refund anticipation loan, a facilitator shall disclose to such borrower certain information relating to fees and interest rates; defines terms.
S556 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S556 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the banking law, in relation to refund anticipation loans PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To protect New York consumers by regulating the offering of refund anticipation loans, including disclosures and reasonable limits on the amount of interest that can be charged for such loans. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the Banking Law by adding a new section 46, "Refund anticipation loans." Defines the following terms: "borrower", "facilitator" (which means a person who makes or otherwise acts deals with the public to arrange a refund anticipation loan, but does not include banking institutions, licensed lenders or intermediaries), "refund anticipation loan", refund anticipation loan fee", and "annual percentage rate". Requires disclosures at the time of the RAL application, for: the estimated fee for preparing and electronically filing an income tax return; the RAL fee schedule; the annual percentage rate (APR) for the loan; the estimated total cost to the borrower of the RAL; the estimated number of days within which the loan proceeds will be paid to the borrower if the loan is approved; the borrower's
S556 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 556 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Banks AN ACT to amend the banking law, in relation to refund anticipation loans THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The banking law is amended by adding a new section 46 to read as follows: S 46. REFUND ANTICIPATION LOANS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "BORROWER" MEANS A PERSON WHO RECEIVES THE PROCEEDS OF A REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN; (B) "FACILITATOR" MEANS A PERSON WHO, INDIVIDUALLY, OR IN CONJUNCTION OR COOPERATION WITH ANOTHER PERSON, MAKES A REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN, PROCESSES, RECEIVES OR ACCEPTS FOR DELIVERY AN APPLICATION FOR A REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN, ISSUES A CHECK IN PAYMENT OF REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN PROCEEDS, OR IN ANY OTHER MANNER ACTS TO ALLOW THE MAKING OF A REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN. THE TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE A BANK, TRUST COMPANY, SAVINGS BANK, SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, CREDIT UNION OR PERSON OR ENTITY ISSUED A LICENSE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE NINE OF THIS CHAPTER, OPERATING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OR THIS STATE, OR ANY PERSON WHO ACTS SOLELY AS AN INTERMEDIARY AND DOES NOT DEAL WITH THE PUBLIC IN THE MAKING OF A REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN; (C) "REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN" MEANS A LOAN ARRANGED TO BE PAID DIRECTLY FROM THE PROCEEDS OF A BORROWER'S INCOME TAX REFUND; (D) "REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN FEE" MEANS ANY CHARGES, FEES OR OTHER CONSIDERATION CHARGED OR IMPOSED FOR THE MAKING OF A REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN. THE TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CHARGES, FEES OR OTHER CONSIDERATION CHARGED OR IMPOSED IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF BUSINESS BY A FACILITATOR FOR SERVICES THAT DO NOT RESULT IN THE MAKING OF A LOAN INCLUDING, BUT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03239-01-1
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