Tag: HB 857

Staff ReportsFebruary 13, 2018
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A measure to change the state’s payday-lending system before new federal government regulations kick in easily cleared a House panel Tuesday. The bill (HB 857) was approved by the Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee. The only ‘no’ votes were from Tracie Davis, a Jacksonville Democrat, and Rene Plasencia, an Orlando Republican. Davis earlier had said […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 8, 2018
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On Thursday, Florida faith leaders pushed forth a single message: payday lending expansion bills currently under consideration in Tallahassee (HB 857 and SB 920) are usury and should be stopped. Both bills seek to authorize annual interest rates of up to 208 percent, via compounding interest, for larger loans and with longer terms than the payday loans currently allowed under Florida […]


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