Bill Capping Payday Loan Interest Fails To Pass

For three years now, Louisville Representative Darryl Owens has been trying to cap the APR on payday loans in Kentucky at 36%. But his bill never went anywhere. It didn’t even get a committee hearing, until now. But after hearing payday lenders argue they provide a valuable service to Kentuckians with nowhere else to turn for small, short-term loans, the House Banking and Insurance Committee voted 13-10 against the bill.

Owens Continues Attempts To Cap Payday Loan Interest At 36 Percent

A Louisville lawmaker is again trying to put a 36 percent annual cap on payday loans in Kentucky. The bill, sponsored by Representative Darryl Owens, went nowhere in two previous legislative sessions. Owens expects to at least get a House committee hearing this year.