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2001-2002 Regular Session - SB 17
Offense of Unlicensed Commercial Loan Sharking; illegal interest and charges; criminal penalties
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to amend Chapter 9 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to crimes involving forgery and fraudulent practices, so as to create the criminal offense of unlicensed commercial loan sharking; to define the elements of such offense as making certain numbers of loans which violate the criminal usury statute; to provide for applicability to all transactions which are in economic reality loans, notwithstanding the use of other nomenclature or terms; to provide for inapplicability to transactions by certain licensed lenders and transactions lawful under certain statutes regulating loans and advances of credit; to provide for investigatory jurisdiction of the administrator of the "Fair Business Practices Act of 1975".
Status History
Jan/14/2002 - Senate Recommitted
Mar/06/2001 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/05/2001 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/09/2001 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/08/2001 - Senate Proposed First Readers
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