Bill Text: NH HB436 | 2017 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Exempting persons using virtual currency from registering as money transmitters.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-03-14 - Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Commerce; Senate Journal 9 [HB436 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2017-HB436-Introduced.html

HB 436 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0621

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 436

 

AN ACT exempting persons using virtual currency from registering as money transmitters.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Biggie, Hills. 23; Rep. Ammon, Hills. 40

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill defines "virtual currency."

 

This bill also exempts persons using virtual currency from registering as money transmitters.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0621

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT exempting persons using virtual currency from registering as money transmitters.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Money Transmission; Virtual Currency.  Amend RSA 399-G:1, XVI(b) to read as follows:

(b)  Receiving currency or monetary value for transmission to another location, including maintaining control of virtual currency on behalf of others.

2  New Paragraph; Virtual Currency; Definition.  Amend RSA 399-G:1 by inserting after paragraph XXVI the following new paragraph:

XXVII.  “Virtual currency” means a digital representation of value that can be digitally traded and functions as a medium of exchange, a unit of account, or a store of value but does not have legal tender status as recognized by the United States government.

3  Money Transmitters; Licenses; Exemptions.  Amend RSA 399-G:3, VII to read as follows:

VII.  Persons conducting business using transactions conducted in whole or in part in virtual currency.

VIII.  Other persons not within the intent of this chapter as the commissioner may designate by rule or order.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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