Law:Title 4. Regulation Of Interest, Loans, And Financed Transactions. Subtitle A. Interest from Chapter 308. Consumer Credit Protections (Texas)

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Subtitle A. Interest

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Chapter 308. Consumer Credit Protections

Section 308.001.  Applicability.

This chapter applies to a person regularly engaged in the business of extending credit under this subtitle primarily for personal, family, or household use and not for a business, commercial, investment, or agricultural purpose.  This chapter does not apply to a transaction primarily for a business, commercial, investment, or agricultural purpose.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1018, Sec. 1.01, eff. September 1, 2005.



Section 308.002.  False, Misleading, Or Deceptive Advertising.

(a) A creditor may not, in any manner, advertise or cause to be advertised a false, misleading, or deceptive statement or representation relating to a rate, term, or condition of a credit transaction or advertise credit terms that the person does not intend to offer to consumers who qualify for those terms.

(b)  This section does not create a private right of action.

(c)  In interpreting this section, an administrative agency or a court shall be guided by the applicable advertising provisions of:

(1)  Part C of 15 U.S.C. Chapter 41, Subchapter I (15 U.S.C. Section 1601 et seq.);

(2)  12 C.F.R. Part 226 adopted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and

(3)  the Official Staff Commentary and other interpretations of that statute and regulation by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and its staff.

(d)  If a requirement of this section and a requirement of a federal law, including a regulation or an interpretation of federal law, are inconsistent or in conflict, federal law controls and the inconsistent or conflicting requirements of this chapter do not apply.

(e)  A creditor who complies with the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1601 et seq.) and Federal Reserve Regulation Z (12 C.F.R. Part 226) in advertising a credit transaction is considered to have fully complied with this section.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1018, Sec. 1.01, eff. September 1, 2005.



Section 308.003.  No Double Liability Or Enforcement For Same Act Or Practice. A J

udgment, consent decree, assurance of compliance, or other resolution of a claimed violation asserted by a federal agency under the Consumer Credit Protection Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1601 et seq.) bars a subsequent action or other enforcement under this chapter with respect to the same act or practice.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1018, Sec. 1.01, eff. September 1, 2005.


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