IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 3, 2019
Mr. Whitehouse (for himself, Mr. Reed, Mr. Merkley, and Ms. Warren) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To amend the Truth in Lending Act to empower the States to set the maximum annual percentage rates applicable to consumer credit transactions, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Empowering States' Rights To Protect Consumers Act of 2019.
Limits on annual percentage rates
Chapter 2 of the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1631 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Limits on Annual Percentage Rates
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the annual percentage rate applicable to any consumer credit transaction (other than a residential mortgage transaction), including any fees associated with such a transaction, may not exceed the maximum rate permitted by the laws of the State in which the consumer resides.