1315.11 Conduct of activities through authorized delegate.

(A) A licensee that chooses to conduct money transmission activities in this state through an authorized delegate shall execute an express written contract with the authorized delegate that, at a minimum, sets forth all of the following:

(1) The duties and responsibilities of the authorized delegate regarding money or its equivalent received from persons located in this state for transmission by the licensee;

(2) The duties and responsibilities of the authorized delegate regarding instruments, devices, or processes used by the licensee to transmit money;

(3) The duties and responsibilities of the authorized delegate with regard to compliance with laws regulating money transmission activities.

(B) A licensee shall monitor the activities of its authorized delegate with regard to money or its equivalent received from persons in this state for transmission by the licensee and for compliance with all of the following:

(1) The written contract between the licensee and the authorized delegate;

(2) Sections 1315.01 to 1315.18 of the Revised Code;

(3) Other laws applicable to the business of transmitting money.

(C) As part of the examination of a licensee authorized by section 1315.12 of the Revised Code, the superintendent of financial institutions may examine the books and records and policies and procedures of the licensee's authorized delegate.

(D)

(1) An authorized delegate or other person that receives money or its equivalent for transmission by a licensee shall keep it separate and shall not commingle it with other money or receipts. All money or its equivalent, less fees, that is received by an authorized delegate or by any other person for transmission by a licensee, from the time received until remitted to the licensee, shall constitute funds owned by and belonging to the licensee and shall be impressed with a trust for the benefit of the person from which the money or its equivalent is received.

(2) If an authorized delegate or other person fails to comply with division (D)(1) of this section and commingles any money or its equivalent received for transmission by a licensee with any other funds or property owned or controlled by the authorized delegate or other person, all commingled proceeds and other property shall be impressed with a trust in favor of the licensee in an amount equal to the amount due the licensee.

(E) No licensee shall fail to comply with division (A) or (B) of this section, and no authorized delegate or other person that receives money or its equivalent for transmission by a licensee shall fail to comply with division (D) of this section.

Cite as R.C. § 1315.11

History. Effective Date: 04-06-2007