Recommended Titles and Treatises
To help provide access to the Texas State Law Library's legal resources, the reference librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject. The titles listed for each subject feature a brief summary written by a reference librarian, and each subject's titles are divided into those that are specific to Texas law and those that aren't.
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Zoning out payday loan stores and other alternative financial services providers
In Texas, payday lenders are generally considered "credit services organizations," as defined by chapter 393 of the state's Finance Code. And while Texas, along with most other states, regulates these lenders at the state level, local governments have begun using zoning ordinances to restrict the operations of these lenders that are usually described as predatory. This informative essay by a staff attorney at the Albany Law School provides a solid understanding of how this industry functions and the various methods that municipalities have used to regulate these lenders. Also included is an appendix that lists municipal ordinances from across the US that regulate payday lenders.
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