2011 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 40 - TRADE AND COMMERCE
CHAPTER 22 - WYOMING MONEY TRANSMITTERS ACT
40-22-102. Definitions.


WY Stat § 40-22-102 (1997 through Reg Sess) What's This?

(a) As used in this act:

(i) "Applicant" means a person filing an application for a license;

(ii) "Authorized delegate" means an entity designated by the licensee to engage in the business of transmitting money on behalf of a licensee;

(iii) "Commissioner" means the state banking commissioner;

(iv) "Control" means the power to vote or ownership of twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the outstanding voting securities of a licensee or controlling person. To determine the percentage of a licensee controlled by any person, there shall be aggregated with the person's interest the interest of any other person controlled by such person or by any spouse, parent or child of the person;

(v) "Controlling person" means any person in control of a licensee;

(vi) "Division" means the division of banking;

(vii) "Electronic instrument" means a card or other tangible object for the transmission or payment of money which contains a microprocessor chip, magnetic stripe or other means for the storage of information that is prefunded and for which the value is decremented upon each use, but does not include a card or other tangible object that is redeemable by the issuer in goods or services;

(viii) "Executive officer" means the licensee's president, chairman of the executive committee, senior officer responsible for the licensee's business, chief financial officer and any other person who performs similar functions;

(ix) "Key shareholder" means any person, or group of persons acting in concert, who is the owner of twenty-five percent (25%) or more of any voting class of an applicant's stock;

(x) "Licensee" means a person licensed under this act;

(xi) "Material litigation" means any litigation that according to generally accepted accounting principles, is deemed significant to an applicant's or licensee's financial health and is referenced in the applicant's or licensee's annual audited financial statements, report to shareholders or similar documents;

(xii) "Monetary value" means a medium of exchange whether or not redeemable in money;

(xiii) "Money transmission" means to engage in business to sell or issue payment instruments, stored value or receive money or monetary value for transmission to a location within or outside the United States by any and all means, including but not limited to wire, facsimile or electronic transfer;

(xiv) "Outstanding payment instrument" means any payment instrument issued by the licensee which has been sold in the United States directly by the licensee or any payment instrument issued by the licensee which has been sold by an authorized delegate of the licensee in the United States, which has been reported to the licensee as having been sold and which has not yet been paid by or for the licensee;

(xv) "Payment instrument" means any electronic or written check, draft, money order, travelers check or other electronic or written instrument or order for the transmission or payment of money, sold or issued to one (1) or more persons, whether or not the instrument is negotiable. The term "payment instrument" does not include any credit card voucher, any letter of credit or any instrument which is redeemable by the issuer in goods or services;

(xvi) "Permissible investments" means:

(A) Cash;

(B) Certificates of deposit or other debt obligations of a financial institution, either domestic or foreign;

(C) Bills of exchange or time drafts drawn on and accepted by a commercial bank, otherwise known as bankers' acceptances, which are eligible for purchase by member banks of the federal reserve system;

(D) Any investment securities bearing a rating of one (1) of the four (4) highest grades as defined by a nationally recognized organization that rates securities;

(E) Investment securities that are obligations of the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, or obligations that are guaranteed fully as to principal and interest of the United States, or any obligations of any state, municipality or any political subdivision thereof;

(F) Shares in a money market mutual fund, interest bearing bills, notes or bonds, debentures or stock traded on any national securities exchange or on a national over the counter market, or mutual funds primarily composed of such securities or a fund composed of one (1) or more permissible investments as set forth in this paragraph;

(G) Any demand borrowing agreement made to a corporation or a subsidiary of a corporation whose capital stock is listed on a national exchange;

(H) Receivables which are due to a licensee from its authorized delegates pursuant to a contract described in W.S. 40-22-118 which are not past due or doubtful of collection; or

(J) Any other investments or security device approved by the commissioner.

(xvii) "Remit" means either to make direct payment of the funds to the licensee or its representatives authorized to receive those funds, or to deposit the funds in a bank, credit union or savings and loan association or other similar financial institution in an account specified by the licensee;

(xviii) "Stored value" means monetary value that is evidenced by an electronic record.

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