Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:1362

  • Automated teller machine: means an electronic information processing device located in this state which accepts or dispenses cash in connection with an account or credit card. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:1363
  • Control: means to have actual authority to direct the circumstances of use of an access area or access facility, including its maintenance, lighting, and landscaping. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:1363
  • Night depository: means a slot or compartment located in this state and provided by an operator to facilitate the delivery of cash or other negotiable instruments into a customer's account during non-business hours of operation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:1363
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.

A.  It is the intent of the legislature in enacting this Chapter to enhance the safety of persons using automated teller machines and night depositories in Louisiana without discouraging the location of such facilities in places that are convenient to users or placing unreasonable burdens upon operators of such facilities.  Since decisions concerning these facilities are inherently subjective and are necessarily influenced by many factors and conditions beyond the control of operators of these facilities, the standards provided in this Chapter are intended to be the only standards of care and duty applicable to such operators.

B.  The legislature  hereby recognizes the need for uniformity in the establishment of automated teller machine and night depository user safety standards.  Therefore, this Chapter shall supersede and preempt any rule, regulation, code, statute, or ordinance of any political subdivision or other unit of local government or any other applicable standard with regard to these facilities.

Acts 1995, No. 588, §1, eff. July 1, 1996.