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10 Pa. Code § 81.14. Check casher locations not in existence by April 19, 1998.

§ 81.14. Check casher locations not in existence by April 19, 1998.

 (a)  Submission of applications for new locations. Regardless of whether the check casher applicant is otherwise licensed or conducting check casher business at any location in this Commonwealth by April 19, 1998, an applicant may commence a check casher business at a new location after April 19, 1998 (new location) only upon receipt of a license from the Department for the new location. For an application for a new location received by the Department prior to January 1, 1999, the Department will have up to 6 months from receipt to process the application. This statement is consistent with section 1104(a) of the act (63 P. S. §  2334(a)), which provides the Department with the 6-month review period for the new location applications. For a license application received by the Department on or after January 1, 1999, the Department will have 60 days from receipt to process the application.

 (b)  Publication and public comment. The applicant for a new location is required to cause notice of the application to be published in a newspaper having generalcirculation in each community in which the applicant intends to initially locate, under the following conditions:

   (1)  Once the Department receives, reviews and deems an application form to be complete, the applicant will be notified in writing.

   (2)  Within 10 days of receipt of that written notification from the Department, the applicant shall have a separate notice of the application published in a newspaper having general circulation in the community in which the applicant intends to locate. The form of notice to be published is provided to the applicant with the application forms.

   (3)  Within 30 days of publication of the notice of application in the required newspaper, the applicant shall provide a copy of the newspaper notice and publisher’s affidavit to the Department. The newspaper notice and publisher’s affidavit may be provided to the Department either through the applicant or directly from the newspaper.

   (4)  Failure of an applicant to cause the newspaper notice of the application to be published within the 10 days shall cause the Department to return the application, at which time the Department will terminate the application process and commence the process of returning the application fee to the applicant.

   (5)  Failure of an applicant to cause to provide a copy of the newspaper notice and publisher’s affidavit to the Department within 30 days of publication shall cause the Department to return the application, at which time the Department will terminate the application process and commence the process of returning the application fee to the applicant.

   (6)  In the case of paragraph (4) or (5), the applicant may refile the application with the Department at which time the entire application process begins anew.

   (7)  Provided the application has not been returned to the applicant under either paragraph (4) or (5), the following procedure is authorized by section 304 of the act (63 P. S. §  2314). Within 30 days of the date of publication of notice of the application (public comment period), a person may file a notice in protest or in favor of the application (public comment) by submitting two copies of the public comment to the Department. The applicant may request a copy of the public comment and may file with the Department an answer to any public comment by submitting two copies of the answer to the Department within 10 days of the end of the 30 day public comment period.



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