2004 Regular Session
To: Business and Financial Institutions
By: Senator(s) Huggins
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 81-19-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO EXCLUDE CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS FROM REQUIRED REGISTRATION UNDER THE CONSUMER LOAN BROKER ACT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 81-19-7, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
81-19-7. Except as otherwise provided in this section, this chapter does not apply to:
(a) Banks, bank holding companies, credit unions, insurance companies, savings and loan associations, savings banks, savings and loan association holding companies, small loan licensees, pawnbrokers, trust companies and their employees when acting on behalf of the employer.
(b) Approved mortgagees of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Housing Administration or other federal agency.
(c) Mortgage companies required to be licensed and individuals required to be registered under the Mississippi Mortgage Consumer Protection Law (Sections 81-18-1 through 81-18-47), and persons exempt from licensing and registration as provided in Section 81-18-5.
(d) An attorney or certified public accountant licensed in this state who is not actively and principally engaged in the business of being a consumer loan broker even though the services of a consumer loan broker are occasionally rendered in the attorney's practice of law or the certified public accountant's practice of accounting.
(e) A person who, without the consent of the owner, receives a mortgage or deed of trust on real or personal property as security for an obligation arising from use of materials or services in the improvement or repair of the property.
(f) A seller of real property who receives one or more mortgages or deeds of trust as security for a purchase money obligation.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2004.