We need your voice at the Capitol! Please take action today to show your support for legislation to protect consumers.
Georgia Watch supports the passage of legislation that protects Georgians from predatory, high-interest loans. On January 28, Senator Randy Robertson (R – Cataula) introduced a bill that calls “title pawns” what they are – loans that should be subject to Georgia’s usury laws.
Senate Bill 329
, known as the Motor Vehicle Title Loan Act, would close legal loopholes that currently allow car titles to be “pawned” at interest rates as high as 300 percent. SB 329 currently is in the Senate Finance Committee.
We expect a hearing and vote on the bill on Monday at 1:00 P.M. Please contact your Senator to support the bill.
Georgia Watch supports the passage of legislation that takes patients out of the middle and reduces surprise medical bills.
Introduced by our Lifetime Achievement Consumer Champion Senator Chuck Hufstetler (R – Rome),
Senate Bill 359
is aimed at eliminating surprise billing for many healthcare services. On February 24, SB 359 passed unanimously in the Senate and has now moved to the House for consideration. Please call your state Senator to thank them for their support of SB 329.
House Bill 888, introduced by Representative Lee Hawkins (R – Gainesville) is a similar, companion piece of legislation, currently making its way through the House. On February 18, HB 888 passed in the Special Committee On Access to Quality Health Care and is expected to be heard in House Health and Human Services committee next week. Please contact your state Representative to encourage them to support HB 888.
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