Section 5-19-18

Installment payment of debt of one thousand dollars or less.

With respect to consumer credit transactions, where the debt is payable in installments, not made pursuant to an open-end credit plan and in which the original amount financed is one thousand dollars ($1,000) or less, the debt shall be scheduled to be payable in substantially equal installments at equal periodic intervals, except to the extent that the schedule of payments is adjusted to the seasonal or irregular income of the debtor or when the transaction is a single principal payment obligation irrespective of the scheduled interest payments, and:

(1) Over a period of not more than 36 months and 15 days if the original amount financed is more than three hundred dollars ($300); or

(2) Over a period of not more than 24 months and 15 days if the original amount financed is three hundred dollars ($300) or less.

(Acts 1971, No. 2052, p. 3290, §14; Acts 1989, No. 89-879, p. 1771, §1; Acts 1996, No. 96-576, p. 887, §2.)