Amendments to Regulation J.The Federal Reserve Board on October October: see month. 22, 2004, announced final amendments to Regulation J (Collection of Checks and Other Items by Federal Reserve Banks), which governs Reserve Banks' collection of checks and other cash items. The final amendments ensure that Regulation J covers the entire range of check-processing services that the Reserve Banks now offer since the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act became effective on October 28, 2004.
The Check 21 Act permits banks to use substitute checks in place of original checks in the check-collection or return process. The act does not require any bank to accept checks electronically, although it facilitates the use of electronic transmission between banks that choose to do so. In light of the Check 21 Act, the Reserve Banks plan to offer a wider range of electronic check-processing services, including accepting items in electronic form for collection and return. The final amendments therefore bring electronic items within the coverage of Regulation J. The final amendments also establish new warranties warranties,
n.pl the details of a contract; considered less important than the conditions. Whereas the penalty for breach of conditions is the termination of the contract, the penalty for breach of warranties is payment of damages to the innocent party. and indemnities that apply to electronic items handled by a Reserve Bank and that are not subject to warranties and indemnities under other law. The final amendments became effective on October 28, 2004, coinciding co·in·cide
intr.v. co·in·cid·ed, co·in·cid·ing, co·in·cides
1. To occupy the same relative position or the same area in space.
2. To happen at the same time or during the same period.
3. with the effective date of the Check 21 Act.