Limitations on Terms of Consumer Credit Extended to Service Members and Dependents-Military Lending Act Database; Notice of Database Update
The Department of Defense (the Department) is providing notice to the public of a scheduled change to the Military Lending Act (MLA) Database. This update adds cadets and midshipmen attending Military Service Academies of the Armed Forces, who are covered borrowers under the MLA, to the population of covered borrowers identified in the MLA database, thereby correcting an error in the database's original development. The MLA applies to consumer credit extended to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents, as enacted by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. The MLA statute requires the Secretary of Defense to prescribe regulations to carry out the MLA, and such regulations were published on July 22, 2015. This change to the MLA database is administrative in nature and does not change the current MLA regulation nor does it change the status of the cadets and midshipmen attending the Military Service Academies of the Armed Forces. Therefore, this announcement is not subject to notice and comment rulemaking under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).