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Sub. H. B. No. 322  As Enrolled
(129th General Assembly)
(Substitute House Bill Number 322)



AN ACT
To enact sections 1109.181, 1151.2911, 1161.441, and 1733.253 of the Revised Code to permit Ohio banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, and credit unions to charge the same or lower rates or amounts of interest, fees, or other charges under a revolving credit agreement that the respective out-of-state financial institutions may charge Ohio revolving credit customers.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That sections 1109.181, 1151.2911, 1161.441, and 1733.253 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 1109.181. (A) As used in this section:

(1) "Revolving credit agreement" means an agreement pursuant to which a bank contemplates repeated transactions and the amount of credit that may be extended pursuant to the agreement is made available to the extent that any outstanding balance is repaid. "Revolving credit agreement" does not include an agreement secured by a residential mortgage.

(2) "Residential mortgage" means an obligation to pay a sum of money evidenced by a note or agreement and secured by a lien upon real property located within this state containing two or fewer residential units or on which two or fewer residential units are to be constructed, including such an obligation on a residential condominium or cooperative unit.

(B) Notwithstanding any limitations contained in sections 1109.18, 1109.20, or any other section of the Revised Code, a bank may charge interest, fees, and other charges under a revolving credit agreement at the same or lower rates or amounts that a bank located in another state may charge its revolving credit customers in this state.

Sec. 1151.2911. (A) As used in this section:

(1) "Revolving credit agreement" means an agreement pursuant to which a savings and loan association contemplates repeated transactions and the amount of credit that may be extended pursuant to the agreement is made available to the extent that any outstanding balance is repaid. "Revolving credit agreement" does not include an agreement secured by a residential mortgage.

(2) "Residential mortgage" has the same meaning as in section 1109.181 of the Revised Code.

(B) Notwithstanding any limitations contained in the Revised Code, a savings and loan association may charge interest, fees, and other charges under a revolving credit agreement at the same or lower rates or amounts that an association located in another state may charge its revolving credit customers in this state.

Sec. 1161.441. (A) As used in this section:

(1) "Revolving credit agreement" means an agreement pursuant to which a savings bank contemplates repeated transactions and the amount of credit that may be extended pursuant to the agreement is made available to the extent that any outstanding balance is repaid. "Revolving credit agreement" does not include an agreement secured by a residential mortgage.

(2) "Residential mortgage" has the same meaning as in section 1109.181 of the Revised Code.

(B) Notwithstanding any limitations contained in the Revised Code, a savings bank may charge interest, fees, and other charges under a revolving credit agreement at the same or lower rates or amounts that a savings bank located in another state may charge its revolving credit customers in this state.

Sec. 1733.253. (A) As used in this section:

(1) "Revolving credit agreement" means an agreement pursuant to which a credit union contemplates repeated transactions and the amount of credit that may be extended pursuant to the agreement is made available to the extent that any outstanding balance is repaid. "Revolving credit agreement" does not include an agreement secured by a residential mortgage.

(2) "Residential mortgage" has the same meaning as in section 1109.181 of the Revised Code.

(B) Notwithstanding any limitations contained in sections 1733.25, 1733.251, or any other section of the Revised Code, a credit union may charge interest, fees, and other charges under a revolving credit agreement at the same or lower rates or amounts that a credit union located in another state may charge its revolving credit customers in this state.

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