On May 4, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed into law H. 182, which amends a number of laws relating to businesses regulated by the state’s Department of Financial Regulation. Among other things, the law: (i) amends registration requirements for consumer litigation funding companies; (ii) amends the licensing requirements for licensed lenders, money transmitters, check cashers and currency exchangers, debt adjusters, and loan servicers; (iii) amends the mortgage loan originator prelicensing and relicensing education requirements; (iv) defines the term “virtual currency” under the Money Services chapter and provides that “virtual currency” is a permissible investment for licensees; and (v) sets forth requirements for money transmitters related to receipts and refunds. The law also creates new types of licenses (and other related requirements (e.g., disclosures, record retention)) for “loan solicitation” activity, which includes, among other things, lead generation. The law took effect May 4, 2017, with the exception of provisions relating to money transmitter receipts and refunds, lead generator disclosure requirements, and loan solicitor disclosure requirements, which take effect July 1, 2017.