SB 1355

  • Hawaii Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 27, 2021
  • Senate
  • House
  • Governor

Relating To Consumer Protection.


Transitions from lump sum deferred deposit transactions to installment-based small dollar loan transactions. Specifies various consumer protection requirements for small dollar loans. Beginning 1/1/2023, requires licensure for small dollar lenders that offer small dollar loans to consumers. Specifies licensing requirements for small dollar lenders. Authorizes the division of financial institutions to appoint 2.0 FTE examiner positions, funded via the compliance resolution fund, to carry out the purposes of the small dollar installment loan program. Requires check cashers to be registered with DCCA and to offer a voluntary payment plan to customers under certain circumstances. Establishes the terms of voluntary payment plans. Clarifies that a customer may only have one outstanding deferred deposit transaction from any source. Amends notices to customers required of check cashers. Removes the exemption for persons engaged in the bona fide retail sale of goods or services. Requires the division of financial institutions of the DCCA to conduct an analysis of the regulation of payday lenders and deferred deposit agreements in the State. Effective 7/1/2022.

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Feb 01, 2021


Referred to CPN, WAM.

  • Referral-Committee
Commerce and Consumer Protection Ways and Means

Jan 29, 2021


Passed First Reading.

Jan 27, 2021



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