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SB-270 California Financing Law.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/13/2019 09:00 PM


Senate Bill
No. 270

Introduced by Senator Chang

February 13, 2019

An act to amend Section 22202 of the Financial Code, relating to finance lenders.


SB 270, as introduced, Chang. California Financing Law.
Existing law, the California Financing Law (CFL), provides for the licensure and regulation of finance lenders and brokers by the Commissioner of Business Oversight. The CFL defines charges for its purposes to include specified types of transactions. The CFL also specifies that charges do not include, among other things, fees paid to a licensee for the privilege of participating in an open-end-credit program.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision specifying items that are not charges for purposes of the CFL.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 22202 of the Financial Code is amended to read:

 “Charges” do not include any of the following:
(a) Commissions received as a licensed insurance agent or broker in connection with insurance written as provided in Section 22313.
(b) Amounts not in excess of the amounts specified in subdivision (c) of Section 3068 of the Civil Code paid to holders of possessory liens, imposed pursuant to Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 3067) of Title 14 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code, to release motor vehicles that secure loans subject to this division.
(c) Court costs, excluding attorney’s fees, incurred in a suit and recovered against a debtor who defaults on his or her the debtor’s loan.
(d) Fees paid to a licensee for the privilege of participating in an open-end credit program, which fees are to cover administrative costs and are imposed upon executing the open-end loan agreement agreement, and on annual renewal dates or anniversary dates thereafter.
(e) Amounts received by a licensee from a seller, from whom the borrower obtains money, goods, labor, or services on credit, in connection with a transaction under an open-end credit program that are paid or deducted from the loan proceeds paid to the seller at the direction of the borrower and which that are an obligation of the seller to the licensee for the privilege of allowing the seller to participate in the licensee’s open-end credit program. Amounts received by a licensee from a seller pursuant to this subdivision may not exceed 6 percent of the loan proceeds paid to the seller at the direction of the borrower.
(f) Actual and necessary fees not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) paid in connection with the repossession of a motor vehicle to repossession agencies licensed pursuant to Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 7500) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code Code, provided that the licensee complies with Sections 22328 and 22329, and actual fees paid to a licensee in conformity with Sections 26751 and 41612 of the Government Code in an amount not exceeding the amount specified in those sections of the Government Code.
(g) Moneys paid to, and commissions and benefits received by, a licensee for the sale of goods, services, or insurance, whether or not the sale is in connection with a loan, that the buyer by a separately signed authorization acknowledges is optional, if sale of the goods, services, or insurance has been authorized pursuant to Section 22154.