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Bill Watch, March 4, 2014: Current Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Legislation of Note - Commercial & Bankruptcy Law News

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Commercial & Bankruptcy Law News

Posted on: Mar 6, 2014

The IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring the following commercial and bankruptcy law related legislation. IndyBar members can request that the Legislative Committee track specific legislation by contacting committee chair Mindy Westrick at

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Provides that if a debt has been reduced to a judgment in Indiana and the judgment has not been satisfied, set aside, or discharged in bankruptcy, the judgment creditor may garnish a state tax refund otherwise due to the debtor. Specifies the procedures that the judgment creditor must follow in obtaining the garnishment from the department of state revenue.

Current Status: 2/24/2014 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor

Provides that a federal savings bank that is exempt from the Indiana statute concerning the licensing of creditors in first lien mortgage transactions may voluntarily register with the department of financial institutions (department) for the purpose of sponsoring, under an exclusive written agreement, licensed mortgage loan originators as independent agents if the federal savings bank does the following: (1) Assumes responsibility for and reasonably supervises the activities of the licensed mortgage loan originators. (2) Complies with certain requirements under the statute concerning: (A) registering with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (NMLSR); (B) maintaining a surety bond; (C) submitting reports to the NMLSR; and (D) filing financial statements with the department. (3) Cooperates with the department, and provides access to records and documents, as required by the department to examine the activities of the licensed mortgage loan originators. (4) Agrees to comply as the director of the department determines necessary to ensure that the activities of the licensed mortgage loan originators comply with specified federal law and with Indiana law. Provides that a licensed loan originator sponsored by a federal savings bank under the provisions must: (1) hold a valid insurance producer license; and (2) sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance exclusively for a licensed insurance company that is a subsidiary of the federal savings bank's parent company. Makes conforming amendments to similar provisions in the Uniform Consumer Credit Code concerning the licensing of creditors in subordinate lien mortgage transactions.

Current Status: 3/4/2014 - Concurrences Eligible for Action

Makes various changes to consumer protection provisions enforced by the attorney general, including: (1) enforcement of investigative demands by the attorney general; (2) acceptance of written assurance of voluntary compliance for certain violations concerning nonprofit corporations; and (3) changes to the definition of "consumer transaction" and to acts, omissions, and practices by a supplier that are prohibited in connection with consumer transactions for purposes of the deceptive consumer sales law.

Current Status: 2/24/2014 - Returned to the Senate with amendments


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