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Subchapter 001 : General Provisions(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 2501)
§ 2501. Exclusions
(a) This chapter does not apply to:
(1) the United States or a department, agency, or instrumentality thereof;
(2) the sale or issuance of payment instruments or prepaid access, or money transmission, by the U.S. Postal Service or by a contractor on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service;
(3) a state, county, city, or any other governmental agency or governmental subdivision within a state;
(4) a financial institution as defined in subdivision 11101(32) of this title, a financial institution holding company as defined in subdivision 11101(33) of this title, a credit union, an office of an international banking corporation, a branch of a foreign bank, a corporation organized pursuant to the Bank Services Company Act, an independent trust company organized under chapter 77 of this title or an entity organized under the laws of another state that is regulated by its home state in an equivalent manner to an independent trust company, or a corporation organized under the Edge Act under the laws of a state or the United States if the person does not issue, sell, or provide payment instruments or prepaid access through an authorized delegate that is not such a person;
(5) electronic funds transfer of governmental benefits for a federal, state, or governmental agency by a contractor on behalf of the United States or a department, agency, or instrumentality thereof, or a state or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof;
(6) a board of trade designated as a contract market under the Commodity Exchange Act or a person that, in the ordinary course of business, provides clearance and settlement services for a board of trade to the extent of its operation as or for such a board of trade;
(7) a registered futures commission merchant under the federal commodities laws to the extent of its operation as such a merchant;
(8) a person that provides clearance or settlement services pursuant to a registration as a clearing agency or an exemption from such registration granted under the federal securities laws to the extent of its operation as such a provider;
(9) a person:
(A) operating a payment system that provides processing, clearing, or settlement services, between or among persons excluded by this section or licensees, in connection with wire transfers, credit card transactions, debit card transactions, prepaid access transactions, automated clearing house transfers, or similar funds transfers to the extent of its operation as such;
(B) that is a contracted service provider of an entity in subsection (4) of this section that provides processing, clearing, or settlement services in connection with wire transfers, credit card transactions, debit card transactions, prepaid access transactions, automated clearinghouse transfers, or similar funds transfers; or
(C) that facilitates payment for goods or services, not including money transmission itself, or bill payment through a clearance and settlement process using institutions regulated under the Bank Secrecy Act pursuant to a written contract with the payee and either payment to the person facilitating the payment processing satisfies the payor’s obligation to the payee or that obligation is otherwise extinguished;
(10) a person registered as a securities broker-dealer under federal or state securities laws to the extent of its operation as such a broker-dealer;
(11) the sale or issuance of prepaid access by a school to its students and employees;
(12) a seller of goods or services that cashes payment instruments incidental to or independent of a sale and does not charge for cashing the payment instrument in excess of $1.00 per instrument; or
(13) a debt adjuster licensed pursuant to chapter 133 of this title when engaged in the business of debt adjustment.
(b) The Commissioner may issue an order exempting any person from this chapter when such person is performing services for the benefit of the United States or a department, agency, or instrumentality thereof, or for the benefit of any state, county, city, or any other governmental agency or governmental subdivision within a state. (Added 2001, No. 55, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2002; amended 2001, No. 143 (Adj. Sess.), § 59, eff. June 21, 2002; 2005, No. 36, § 1, eff. June 1, 2005; 2017, No. 22, § 12, eff. May 4, 2017; 2019, No. 20, § 41.)