2005 Regular Session
To: Banking and Financial Services
By: Representative Guice
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 81-19-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO EXEMPT ENROLLED AGENTS WITH THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE CONSUMER LOAN BROKER ACT; TO PROVIDE THAT ENROLLED AGENTS EXEMPTED FROM THE ACT STILL ARE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT EXCEPT FOR THE REQUIREMENTS OF OBTAINING A LICENSE AND POSTING A BOND; 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 Act (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, or an enrolled agent who has a current certification from the Internal Revenue Service, 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, the certified public accountant's practice of accounting or the enrolled agent's practice of tax services or bookkeeping. However, any such attorney, certified public accountant or enrolled agent still shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter except for the provisions of Section 81-19-5.
(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, 2005.