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6-1202. License required
A. A person shall not sell or issue payment instruments, engage in the business of receiving money for transmission or transmitting money, engage in the business of exchanging payment instruments or money into any form of money or payment instrument or engage in the business of receiving money for an obligor for the purpose of paying that obligor's bills, invoices or accounts without first obtaining a license as provided in this chapter or becoming an authorized delegate of a licensee with respect to those activities. A licensee is under the jurisdiction of the department. A person who is not licensed under this chapter or who is not an authorized delegate of a licensee with respect to those activities is presumed to be engaged in a business that is regulated by this chapter and that requires a license if the person advertises, solicits or holds himself out as being in the business of selling or issuing payment instruments, of receiving money for transmission or transmitting money or of converting one form of money to another form of money.
B. No person other than a corporation or limited liability company organized and in good standing under the laws of the state of its incorporation or formation or a corporation or limited liability company organized under the laws of a country other than the United States and in good standing under the laws of the country of its incorporation or formation and authorized to do business in this state may apply for or be issued a license as provided in this chapter.
C. A person engages in business activity regulated by this chapter in this state if any of the following applies:
1. Conduct constituting any element of the regulated activity occurs in this state.
2. Conduct occurs outside this state and constitutes an attempt, offer or conspiracy to engage in the activity within this state and an act in furtherance of the attempt, offer or conspiracy occurs within this state.
3. As part of a business activity described by this section a person knowingly transmits money into this state or makes payments in this state without disclosing the identity of each person on whose behalf money was transmitted or payment was made.