§ 19-14.4-1. Exemptions from licensing.
No license to cash checks 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 cashing checks in the other state; no bank or credit union duly organized under the laws of another 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) Persons engaged in the business of cashing checks where that business is incidental to the person's retail sale of goods or services and the person charges not more than fifty cents ($.50) per check cashed.
(P.L. 1995, ch. 82, § 56; P.L. 2003, ch. 163, § 5; P.L. 2003, ch. 169, § 5.)