GA HB143 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)
Status: Passed on May 1 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-06-01 - Effective Date
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 7 of the O.C.G.A., relating to financial institutions; to amend Code Section 13-1-15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the charging of convenience fees by a lender or merchant, so as to allow for such fees on loans made pursuant to Chapter 1 of Title 7; to amend Chapter 12 of Title 53 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to trusts, so as to revise a definition; to provide for the authority of a foreign entity to act in a fiduciary capacity; to prohibit the establishment of a place of business by a foreign entity acting as a fiduciary not transacting business in the state; to provide for a filing statement with the Secretary of State and appointment of an agent for service by a foreign entity; to provide for effective dates; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Financial institutions; provide for definitions; provisions


Roll Calls

2017-03-16 - Senate - Senate Vote #199 (Y: 44 N: 8 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2017-02-14 - House - House Vote #47 (Y: 166 N: 1 NV: 7 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2017-06-01 Effective Date
2017-05-01 Act 57
2017-05-01HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2017-04-03HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2017-03-16SenateSenate Passed/Adopted
2017-03-16SenateSenate Third Read
2017-03-06SenateSenate Read Second Time
2017-03-03SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported
2017-02-15SenateSenate Read and Referred
2017-02-14HouseHouse Passed/Adopted
2017-02-14HouseHouse Third Readers
2017-02-08HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported
2017-01-30HouseHouse Second Readers
2017-01-26HouseHouse First Readers
2017-01-25HouseHouse Hopper

Georgia State Sources

Bill Comments