§ 19-14.3-1. Exemption from licensing.
No license to sell checks or engage in the business of electronic money transfers shall be required of any:
(1) Regulated institution, bank, or credit union organized under the laws of the United States, or subject to written notice with a designated Rhode Island agent for service of process in the form prescribed by the director, or the director's designee, of any other state within the United States if the laws of the other state in which such bank or credit union is organized authorizes under conditions not substantially more restrictive than those imposed by the laws of this state, as determined by the director, or the director's designee, a financial institution or credit union to engage in the business of selling checks or electronic money transfers in the other state; no bank or credit union duly organized under the laws of any other state within the United States may receive deposits, pay checks or lend money from any location within this state unless such bank or credit union has received approval from the director, or the director's designee, for the establishment of an interstate branch office pursuant to chapter 7 of title 19;
(2) Natural person employee who is employed by a licensee when acting on the licensee's behalf; or
(3) Agents any licensee shall designate or appoint. No sale of check or electronic money transfer licensee shall be required to obtain a branch office license pursuant to § 19-14-12, or shall be subject to the provisions of § 19-14-24, or shall be required to obtain a license pursuant to chapter 14.4 of this title for check-cashing services incidental to the sale of checks and electronic money transfers and the person charges not more than fifty cents ($.50) per check cashed.
(P.L. 1995, ch. 82, § 55; P.L. 2003, ch. 163, § 4; P.L. 2003, ch. 169, § 4.)