Summary: H.R.1054 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1054. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/15/2001)

Truth in Lending Modernization Act of 2001 - Amends the Consumer Credit Protection Act to: (1) apply consumer credit information and disclosure requirements to all credit and lease transactions involving real and personal property in which the total amount financed exceeds $75,000 (currently $25,000); and (2) increase the civil penalties for creditor violations of such requirements.

Amends the Truth in Lending Act to: (1) deem ineffective any consumer waiver of the right to rescission of a transaction required (as a condition of the transaction), urged, or discussed by a creditor; and (2) deem unenforceable any contract provision which requires binding arbitration or any other nonjudicial procedure to resolve a dispute if it would deny the consumer any right to bring an action for any liability of the creditor.

Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 to eliminate the Rule of 78s accounting method for calculating refunds of unearned interest on credit transactions consummated after September 30, 1999 (currently, September 30, 1993).