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9-508

Chapter 9.--BANKS AND BANKING; TRUST COMPANIES
Article 5.--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

      9-508.   Money transmitter; definitions. As used in this act:

      (a)   "Commissioner" means the state bank commissioner;

      (b)   "electronic instrument" means a card or other tangible object for the transmission or payment of money, including a stored value card or device which contains a microprocessor chip, magnetic stripe or other means for the storage of information, that is prefunded and for which the value is decremented upon each use, but does not include a card or other tangible object that is redeemable by the issuer in goods or services;

      (c)   "monetary value" means a medium of exchange, whether or not redeemable in money;

      (d)   "money transmission" means to engage in the business of the sale or issuance of payment instruments or of receiving money or monetary value for transmission to a location within or outside the United States by wire, facsimile, electronic means or any other means;

      (e)   "outstanding payment instrument" means any payment instrument issued by the licensee which has been sold in the United States directly by the licensee or any money order or instrument issued by the licensee which has been sold by an agent of the licensee in the United States, which has been reported to the licensee as having been sold and which has not yet been paid by or for the licensee;

      (f)   "payment instrument" means any electronic or written check, draft, money order, travelers check or other electronic or written instrument or order for the transmission or payment of money, sold or issued to one or more persons, whether or not such instrument is negotiable. The term "payment instrument" does not include any credit card voucher, any letter of credit or any instrument which is redeemable by the issuer in goods or services;

      (g)   "permissible investments" means:

      (1)   Cash;

      (2)   certificates of deposit or other debt obligations of a financial institution, either domestic or foreign;

      (3)   bills of exchange or time drafts drawn on and accepted by a commercial bank, otherwise known as bankers' acceptances, which are eligible for purchase by member banks of the federal reserve system;

      (4)   any investment bearing a rating of one of the three highest grades as defined by a nationally recognized organization that rates such securities;

      (5)   investment securities that are obligations of the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, or obligations that are guaranteed fully as to principal and interest of the United States, or any general obligations of any state, municipality or any political subdivision thereof;

      (6)   shares in a money market mutual fund, interest-bearing bills or notes or bonds, debentures or stock traded on any national securities exchange or on a national over-the-counter market, or mutual funds primarily composed of such securities or a fund composed of one or more permissible investments as set forth herein;

      (7)   any demand borrowing agreement or agreements made to a corporation or a subsidiary of a corporation whose capital stock is listed on a national exchange;

      (8)   receivables which are due to a licensee from its authorized agents pursuant to a contract, which are not past due or doubtful of collection; or

      (9)   any other investment or security device approved by the commissioner.

      (h)   "Person" means any individual, partnership, association, joint-stock association, trust, corporation or any other form of business enterprise authorized to do business in this state; and

      (i)   "stored value" means monetary value that is evidenced by an electronic record.

      History:   L. 1967, ch. 73, § 1; L. 1995, ch. 18, § 1; L. 2006, ch. 113, § 5; July 1.