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HB 190: Ensure payday and auto-title lenders verify ability to repay before issuing a loan

Apr 25, 2019

Testimony by Rachana Chhin Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops are in support of HB 190. The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops have regularly advocated for payday lending reform in the last few sessions. This is rooted in both scripture’s exhortation not to lend at usurious interest and Catholic Social Teaching’s preferential option for the poor and vulnerable. We support HB 190 to ensure that payday and auto-title lenders verify the ability to repay a loan before issuance. Our St. Vincent de Paul Society and Catholic Charities frequently serve Texans who hit a financial snag and need help paying for groceries,…

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