2005 California Financial Code Sections 23000-23001 Article 1. Construction and Definitions

SECTION 23000-23001

23000.  This division shall be known and may be cited as the
"California Deferred Deposit Transaction Law."
23001.  As used in this division, the following terms have the
following meanings:
   (a) "Deferred deposit transaction" means a transaction whereby a
person defers depositing a customer's personal check until a specific
date, pursuant to a written agreement, as provided in Section 23035.
   (b) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Corporations.
   (c) "Department" means the Department of Corporations.
   (d) "Licensee" means any person who offers, originates, or makes a
deferred deposit transaction, who arranges a deferred deposit
transaction for a deferred deposit originator, who acts as an agent
for a deferred deposit originator, or who assists a deferred deposit
originator in the origination of a deferred deposit transaction.
However, "licensee" does not include a state or federally chartered
bank, thrift, savings association, industrial loan company, or credit
union.  "Licensee" also does not include a retail seller engaged
primarily in the business of selling consumer goods, including
consumables, to retail buyers that cashes checks or issues money
orders for a minimum fee not exceeding two dollars ($2) as a service
to its customers that is incidental to its main purpose or business.
"Licensee" also does not include an employee regularly employed by a
licensee at the licensee's place of business.  An employee, when
acting under the scope of the employee's employment, shall be exempt
from any other law from which the employee's employer is exempt.
   (e) "Person" means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, a
limited liability company, a joint venture, an association, a joint
stock company, a trust, an unincorporated organization, a government
entity, or a political subdivision of a government entity.
   (f) "Deferred deposit originator" means a person who offers,
originates, or makes a deferred deposit transaction.

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