Tag: payday loans

Staff ReportsFebruary 13, 2018

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 […]

Ana CeballosJanuary 17, 2018

A House panel on Wednesday adopted a “strike-all” amendment to a bill that would change regulatory requirements governing the payday-lending industry, which consumer advocates criticize for creating “debt traps” for poor Floridians. The proposal would comply with new federal rules set last year by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last year meant to ensure lenders […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 26, 2017

A group of clergy is asking the Constitution Revision Commission to adopt a proposal capping payday loan interest rates at 30 percent per year. The proposed constitutional amendment was filed last Friday, records show, by Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson Jr. of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Proponents, who held a Tuesday news conference at the Capitol, […]

James CallFebruary 12, 2015

Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen was flanked by bankers, financial advisors, educators and a representative of the Junior League when she explained support was growing daily for a proposal to mandate a one-semester financial literacy course for high school graduation. Then in walked Rep. Alan Williams to demonstrate bi-partisan support for a proposal by Fitzenhagen and Sen. Dorothy Hukill. […]


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