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Civil Code - CIV

DIVISION 3. OBLIGATIONS [1427 - 3273.16]

  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 14. )
  

PART 4. OBLIGATIONS ARISING FROM PARTICULAR TRANSACTIONS [1738 - 3273.16]

  ( Part 4 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 1.6F. CHECK CASHERS [1789.30 - 1789.38]

  ( Title 1.6F added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1391, Sec. 1. )
  
1789.31.  

(a) As used in this title, a “check casher” means a person or entity that for compensation engages, in whole or in part, in the business of cashing checks, warrants, drafts, money orders, or other commercial paper serving the same purpose. “Check casher” does not include a state or federally chartered bank, savings association, credit union, or industrial loan company. “Check casher” 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 fee not exceeding two dollars ($2) as a service to its customers that is incidental to its main purpose or business.

(b) This section shall become operative December 31, 2004.

(Amended (as added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 777, Sec. 3) by Stats. 2004, Ch. 17, Sec. 4. Effective February 23, 2004. Section operative December 31, 2004, by its own provisions, or sooner as authorized by Sec. 20 of Ch. 17.)