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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 10. Finance And Financial Institutions
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 120. Money Order Sellers and Money Transmitters

10VAC5-120-70. Acquisitions; additional business requirements and restrictions; operating rules.

A. Any person submitting an application to acquire, directly or indirectly, 25% or more of the voting shares of a corporation or 25% or more of the ownership of any other person licensed to conduct business under Chapter 19 shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of $500.

B. A licensee shall not permit an authorized delegate to designate or appoint a subdelegate to sell money orders or engage in money transmission business.

C. A licensee shall comply with Chapter 19, this chapter, and all other state and federal laws and regulations applicable to the conduct of its business. For purposes of Chapter 19 and this chapter, the acts and omissions of a licensee's authorized delegates shall be deemed acts and omissions of such licensee.

D. In addition to the records specified in subsection B of § 6.2-1916 of the Code of Virginia, a licensee shall maintain in its principal place of business such other books, accounts, and records as the commissioner may reasonably require in order to determine whether such licensee is complying with the provisions of Chapter 19, this chapter, and other laws and regulations applicable to the conduct of its business.

E. If a licensee, authorized delegate, or former licensee disposes of records containing a consumer's personal financial information or copies of a consumer's identification documents, such records and copies shall be shredded, incinerated, or otherwise disposed of in a secure manner. A licensee, authorized delegate, or former licensee may arrange for service from a business record destruction vendor.

F. A licensee or former licensee shall provide the following information to the bureau within 10 days after such person's license is surrendered or revoked or the licensed business is otherwise closed: (i) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses of a designated contact person and the person who consumers may contact regarding outstanding money orders or money transmission transactions; (ii) the location of the licensee's or former licensee's money order and money transmission records; and (iii) any additional information that the bureau may reasonably require. A licensee or former licensee shall maintain current information with the bureau until the licensee or former licensee has no outstanding money orders and money transmission transactions.

G. A person shall remain subject to the provisions of Chapter 19 and this chapter applicable to licensees in connection with all money orders sold and money or monetary value received for transmission while licensed under Chapter 19 notwithstanding the occurrence of any of the following events:

1. The person's license is surrendered or revoked; or

2. The person ceases selling money orders or transmitting money or monetary value.

H. A licensee shall not provide any information to a Virginia resident that is false, misleading, or deceptive.

I. A licensee shall not engage in any activity that directly or indirectly results in an evasion of the provisions of Chapter 19 or this chapter.

J. A licensee shall continuously maintain the requirements and standards for licensure prescribed in § 6.2-1906 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 6.2-1913 and 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 12, eff. February 15, 2015; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 24, eff. July 15, 2019.

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