After having a spirited debate yesterday, the Ohio home passed a bill that could slice the fees payday loan providers may charge for short-term loans.
The House voted 61-37 to prohibit payday lenders from issuing checks and then charging customers to cash them with 48 Democrats joining 13 republicans. The bill additionally would restrict origination and credit-check costs on loans of $1,000 or less to as soon as every ninety days.
The balance now would go to the Senate, where its future is not clear. Gov. Ted Strickland has called it priority legislation.
Lawmakers passed and voters overwhelmingly affirmed a legislation in 2008 interest that is limiting on payday advances to 28 %, but loan providers avoided the limitation by changing financing licenses.
Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, the balance’s sponsor, urged their peers to keep in mind the folks it works for, noting that voters in 87 of 88 counties voted for the law that is current. “the individuals of Ohio have actually sent us a crystal-clear message.”
Rep. Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland, countered that “we, the individuals who got elected, understand our districts a lot better than others in this chamber that are standing around as well as think they understand a bit more than we do.