BILL NUMBER: AB 634 CHAPTERED BILL TEXT CHAPTER 235 FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 26, 2007 APPROVED BY GOVERNOR SEPTEMBER 26, 2007 PASSED THE SENATE AUGUST 27, 2007 PASSED THE ASSEMBLY AUGUST 30, 2007 AMENDED IN SENATE JUNE 25, 2007 AMENDED IN SENATE JUNE 11, 2007 AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 23, 2007 INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Charles Calderon FEBRUARY 21, 2007 An act to amend Section 23001 of the Financial Code, relating to deferred deposit transactions. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 634, Charles Calderon. Deferred deposit transactions. Existing law, the California Deferred Deposit Transaction Law, provides for the licensure and regulation by the Commissioner of Corporations of persons engaged in the business of making or negotiating deferred deposit transactions. Existing law defines "deferred deposit transaction" for the purpose of that law. This bill would modify that definition. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 23001 of the Financial Code is amended to read: 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 for a fee or other charge, 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.