(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, this chapter shall become operative at 12:01 a.m. on the first day of September, one thousand nine hundred seventy-four.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, in order to allow sufficient time to prepare for the implementation and operation of this chapter and to act on applications for licenses to make regulated consumer loans under this chapter as amended, the provisions of article four of this chapter, relating to regulated consumer lenders, and the provisions of article seven of this chapter, relating to their administration, shall, to the extent necessary, become operative for such purposes at 12:01 a.m. on the first day of September, one thousand nine hundred ninety-six.
(3) Transactions entered into before this chapter becomes operative and the rights, duties and interests flowing from them thereafter may be terminated, completed, consummated or enforced as required or permitted by any statute, rule of law or other law amended, repealed or modified by this chapter as though the repeal, amendment or modification had not occurred, but this chapter applies to:
(a) Refinancings and consolidations made after this chapterbecomes operative of consumer credit sales, consumer leases and consumer loans whenever made;
(b) Consumer credit sales or consumer loans made after this chapter becomes operative pursuant to revolving charge accounts or revolving loan accounts entered into, arranged or contracted for before this chapter becomes operative; and
(c) All consumer credit transactions made before this chapter becomes operative insofar as this chapter limits the remedies of creditors.