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MONEY TRANSMISSION SERVICES ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 250 of 2006

487.1003 Definitions; M to T.

Sec. 3.

As used in this act:

(a) "Material litigation" means litigation that, according to generally accepted accounting principles, is significant to an applicant's or a licensee's financial health and must be disclosed in the applicant's or licensee's audited financial statements, report to shareholders, or similar records.

(b) "Money" means a medium of exchange authorized or adopted by the United States or a foreign government as a part of its currency that is customarily used and accepted as a medium of exchange in the country of issuance. The term includes a monetary unit of account established by an intergovernmental organization or by agreement between 2 or more governments.

(c) "Money transmission services" means selling or issuing payment instruments or stored value devices or receiving money or monetary value for transmission. The term does not include the provision solely of delivery, online, or telecommunications services or network access.

(d) "Outstanding payment instrument" means any check, draft, money order, travelers check, other written instrument, electronic or wire transfer, stored value device, or facsimile issued by a licensee that has been sold in the United States directly by the licensee or any payment instrument issued by the licensee that has been sold by the licensee or an authorized delegate in the United States, that has been reported to the licensee as having been sold, and that has not yet been paid by or for the licensee.

(e) "Payment instrument" means any electronic or written check, draft, money order, travelers check, or other wire, electronic, or written instrument or order for the transmission or payment of money, sold or issued to 1 or more persons, whether or not the instrument is negotiable. The term includes any stored value device or facsimile. The term does not include any credit card voucher, letter of credit, or tangible object redeemable by the issuer in goods or services.

(f) "Person" means an individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, trust, estate, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality, public corporation, or any other legal entity.

(g) "Record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.

(h) "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or protectorate of the United States.

(i) "Stored value device" means a card or other tangible object used for the transmission or payment of money that contains a microprocessor chip, magnetic stripe, or other means for the storage of information; that is prefunded; and the value of which is reduced after each use. The term does not include a tangible object the value of which is redeemable in the issuer's goods and services.

(j) "Travelers check" means an instrument for the payment of money or a foreign currency instrument in any denomination that provides for both of the following:

(i) A specimen signature of the purchaser to be completed at the time of purchase of the instrument.

(ii) A countersignature of the purchaser to be completed when the instrument is negotiated.


History: 2006, Act 250, Imd. Eff. July 3, 2006