2014 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 19 - Financial institutions
Chapter 19-14.8 - Uniform Debt-Management Services Act
Section 19-14.8-3 - Exempt agreements and person.
§ 19-14.8-3 Exempt agreements and person. (a) This chapter does not apply to an agreement with an individual who the provider has no reason to know resides in this state at the time of the agreement.
(b) This chapter does not apply to a provider to the extent that the provider:
(1) Provides or agrees to provide debt-management, educational, or counseling services to an individual who the provider has no reason to know resides in this state at the time the provider agrees to provide the services; or
(2) Receives no compensation for debt-management services from or on behalf of the individuals to whom it provides the services or from their creditors.
(c) This chapter does not apply to the following persons or their employees when the person or the employee is engaged in the regular course of the person's business or profession:
(1) A judicial officer, a person acting under an order of a court or an administrative agency, or an assignee for the benefit of creditors;
(2) A bank chartered under the laws of the United States or of this state;
(3) An affiliate, as defined in subdivision 19-14.8-2(2)(b)(i), of a bank described in subsection (2) if the affiliate is regulated by a federal or state banking regulatory authority;
(4) A title insurer, escrow company, or other person that provides bill-paying services if the provision of debt-management services is incidental to the bill-paying services; or
(5) A bank chartered under the laws of another state, so long as the laws of such other state expressly authorize such bank to operate in such state, under conditions no more restrictive than those imposed by the laws of this state, as determined by the director or the director's designee; or
(6) An affiliate, as defined in subdivision 19-14.8-2(2)(b)(i), of a bank described in subsection (5) above if the affiliate is regulated by a federal or state banking regulatory authority.
History of Section.
(P.L. 2006, ch. 243, § 3; P.L. 2006, ch. 291, § 3.)
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