January 23, 2002





HOUSE BILL No. 1139

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DIGEST OF HB 1139 (Updated January 18, 2002 1:03 PM - DI 94)



Citations Affected: IC 24-4.5; IC 28-10.

Synopsis: Federal law reference update. Provides that in the law based on the Uniform Consumer Credit Code, a reference to a federal law is a reference to the federal law in effect December 31, 2001. Provides that in the financial institutions law, a reference to a federal law or federal regulation is a reference to the federal law or regulation in effect January 1, 2002.

Effective: July 1, 2002.





Bodiker, Burton, Goodin, Hinkle




    January 9, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Financial Institutions.
    January 22, 2002, reported _ Do Pass.






January 23, 2002

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1139



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning financial institutions.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 24-4.5-1-102; (02)HB1139.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 24-4.5-1-102 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.134-2001, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 102. Purposes; Rules of Construction.(1) This article shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies.
    (2) The underlying purposes and policies of this article are:
        (a) to simplify, clarify, and modernize the law governing retail installment sales, consumer credit, small loans, and usury;
        (b) to provide rate ceilings to assure an adequate supply of credit to consumers;
        (c) to further consumer understanding of the terms of credit transactions and to foster competition among suppliers of consumer credit so that consumers may obtain credit at reasonable cost;
        (d) to protect consumer buyers, lessees, and borrowers against unfair practices by some suppliers of consumer credit, having due regard for the interests of legitimate and scrupulous creditors;
        (e) to permit and encourage the development of fair and economically sound consumer credit practices;
        (f) to conform the regulation of consumer credit transactions to the policies of the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act; and
        (g) to make uniform the law including administrative rules among the various jurisdictions.
    (3) A reference to a requirement imposed by this article includes reference to a related rule of the department adopted pursuant to this article.
    (4) A reference to a federal law in IC 24-4.5 is a reference to the law in effect December 31, 2000. 2001.
SOURCE: IC 28-10-1-1; (02)HB1139.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 28-10-1-1 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.134-2001, SECTION 24, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 1. A reference to a federal law or federal regulation in IC 28 is a reference to the law or regulation in effect January 1, 2001. 2002.