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Title: IOWA - CONSUMER CREDIT CODE REPORT, 1979
Corporate Author: Iowa Office of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 73
Sponsoring Agency: Iowa Office of the Attorney General
Des Moines, IA 50319
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE 1979 OPERATIONS OF IOWA'S CONSUMER CREDIT PROTECTION BUREAU, A LEGISLATIVELY MANDATED AGENCY CHARGED WITH ADMINISTERING THE UNIFORM CONSUMER CREDIT CODE, ARE REPORTED.
Abstract: THE CODE GOVERNS THE APPLICATION AND STRUCTURE OF CONSUMER CREDIT TRANSACTIONS IN IOWA. CHIEF RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS ENFORCEMENT LIES WITH THE BUREAU, WHICH IS PART OF THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE. THE REPORT OPENS WITH A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE CODE'S PROVISIONS, FOLLOWED BY DETAILS OF THE BUREAU'S ACTIVITIES IN THE AREAS OF COMPLAINT HANDLING, LITIGATION, FORMAL AND INFORMAL OPINIONS, AND PUBLIC EDUCATION, ACTIVITIES OF OTHER STATE AGENCIES WITH CONSUMER PROTECTION MANDATES ARE ALSO DESCRIBED. AN OVERVIEW OF THE STATUS OF CONSUMER CREDIT PROTECTION IN IOWA IS PRESENTED. ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES IN THE 11 STATES WITH VERSIONS OF THE UNIFORM CONSUMER CREDIT CODE ARE COMPARED. PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO THE RELATIVELY SMALL BUDGET AND STAFF OF THE IOWA BUREAU. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PRESENTED FOR MODIFYING THE CODE AND RELATED STATE STATUTES AND FOR MEETING FUNDING NEEDS OF THE BUREAU.
Index Term(s): Consumer protection; Consumer protection laws; Iowa; State laws
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