It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this division to enhance the safety of consumers using automated teller machines in California without discouraging the siting of automated teller machines in locations convenient to consumers’ homes and workplaces. Since decisions concerning safety at automated teller machine sites are inherently subjective and because safety is a relative matter, the Legislature intends to establish as the standard of care applicable to operators of automated teller machines, in connection with user safety, the substantial compliance with the objective standards of Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 13040), the information requirements of Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 13050), and the good faith consideration of other safety issues as prescribed in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 13030). The Legislature further recognizes the need for uniformity as to the establishment of automated teller machine safety standards and intends with this division to supersede and preempt any rule, regulation, code, statute, or ordinance of any city, county, city and county, municipality, or local agency regarding customer safety at automated teller machines in California.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 825, Sec. 1.)

Terms Used In California Financial Code 13000

  • Automated teller machine: means any electronic information processing device located in California which accepts or dispenses cash in connection with a credit, deposit, or convenience account. See California Financial Code 13020
  • City: includes incorporated city, city and county, municipal corporation, municipality, town and incorporated town. See California Financial Code 13
  • County: includes city and county. See California Financial Code 14
  • Customer: means a natural person to whom an access device has been issued for personal, family, or household use. See California Financial Code 13020
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.