AB 786

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 23, 2013
  • Passed Senate Sep 03, 2013
  • Governor

Money transmissions.

Bill Subjects

Money Transmissions.

Abstract

Existing law, the Money Transmission Act, provides for the regulation of money transmissions by the Department of Financial Institutions and the Commissioner of Financial Institutions. The Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 2, as of July 1, 2013, abolished the Department of Financial Institutions and transferred its responsibilities to the Department of Business Oversight and the Commissioner of Business Oversight. Existing law requires a person who engages in the business of money transmission in this state to be licensed and provides that only a corporation or limited liability company may be issued a license. Existing law exempts certain persons or entities from the application of the act, as specified. Existing law authorizes the commissioner, by regulation or order, to exempt from the act any person or transaction or class of persons or transactions, if the commissioner finds such action to be in the public interest and not necessary. This bill would further exempt from the act a person that delivers wages or salaries on behalf of employers to employees or facilitates the payment of payroll taxes to state and federal agencies, makes payments relating to employee benefit plans, makes distribution of other authorized deductions from employees' wages or salaries, or transmits other funds on behalf of an employer in connection with transactions related to employees. The bill would authorize the commissioner, by regulation or order, to exempt from all or part of the act any person or transaction or class of persons or transactions based on that finding. The bill would require the commissioner to adopt regulations to carry out and implement this section. The bill would require the commissioner to make these exemptions public on the commissioner's Internet Web site, as specified. Existing law requires a licensee to maintain tangible shareholders' equity, as defined, in an amount to be determined from time to time by the commissioner, but not less than $500,000. This bill would require an applicant to possess, and a licensee to maintain at all times, tangible shareholder's equity of $250,000 to $500,000, depending on estimated or actual transaction volume, as determined by the commissioner based on specified factors. The bill would authorize the commissioner to increase that net worth required if the commissioner determines that a higher net worth is necessary based on the aforementioned factors. The bill would require the commissioner to adopt regulations to carry out and implement those factors. Existing law requires a licensee to at all times own eligible securities, meaning any United States currency eligible security or foreign currency eligible security, having an aggregate market value computed in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles, as specified. This bill would specify that any receivable owed by a bank and resulting from an automated clearinghouse or credit-funded transmission is a United States currency eligible security. Existing law provides that a licensee shall be deemed to own an eligible security if certain requirements are met. Existing law provides that no licensee shall be deemed not to own an eligible security solely on account of certain facts, provided that, but for that fact, the licensee would be deemed to own the eligible security. This bill would provide that no licensee shall be deemed not to own an eligible security solely on account of the fact that the licensee holds the eligible security in a custodial capacity as an agent of its customers in a pooled account in the name of the licensee, as determined by the commissioner based on specified factors. Existing law requires a licensee or its agent to forward all money received for transmission or give instructions committing equivalent money to the person designated by the customer within 10 days after receiving that money, unless otherwise ordered by the customer. In the case of money received for transmission, existing law requires a receipt to be provided by a licensee or its agent to all customers and requires the receipt to include a specified statement in this regard. This bill would provide an exception to these requirements when the money transmission is for the payment of goods or services. Existing law provides the commissioner with certain powers for the purposes of enforcing and administering the act. This bill would authorize the commissioner to prepare written decisions, opinion letters, and other formal written guidance and would require the commissioner to make these documents public on the commissioner's Internet Web site subject to certain limitations. The bill would also authorize the commissioner to offer guidance to a prospective licensee regarding the conditions of licensure and would require the commissioner offering such guidance to provide a prospective applicant with the minimum net worth required.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Roger Dickinson

  • Democratic
  • None
Author

Votes


Actions


Oct 04, 2013

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 533, Statutes of 2013.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 24, 2013

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Sep 06, 2013

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 2924.).

Sep 04, 2013

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 6 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Sep 03, 2013

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 2107.).

Aug 27, 2013

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 26, 2013

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 12, 2013

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jul 11, 2013

Senate

From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Jul 08, 2013

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (July 3). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Jun 20, 2013

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on B. & F.I.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.I.

Jun 17, 2013

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 06, 2013

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on B. & F.I.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.I.

Senate

Referred to Com. on B. & F.I.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.I.

May 23, 2013

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 72. Noes 1. Page 1572.)

May 20, 2013

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 16, 2013

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (May 15).

Apr 30, 2013

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (April 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Apr 22, 2013

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Apr 04, 2013

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 04, 2013

Assembly

Referred to Com. on B. & F.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.

Feb 22, 2013

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 24.

Feb 21, 2013

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
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02/21/13 - Introduced PDF
06/06/13 - Amended Senate PDF
06/20/13 - Amended Senate PDF
08/26/13 - Amended Senate PDF
09/12/13 - Enrolled PDF
10/04/13 - Chaptered PDF

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