Critics say check-advance fee hike legislation unfair

Friday, March 2, 2001 at 1:00am

A bill to allow the advance-loan check industry to collect bad check fees, court costs and attorney fees for a failed check drew opposition among rank and file legislators who must vote on the bill Monday.

The legislative bill, SB 0287/HB 1288, passed the state Senate Feb. 26 by 22-8. The bill moved through the House this week, clearing the House Commerce Committee Tuesday 19-7 and being approved by House Calendar & Rules 14-8 Thursday.

The bill, promoted by the persuasive speaker pro tem, Lois DeBerry (D-Memphis) and most of the House leadership, was set for Monday night

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