2005 Regular Session
To: Military Affairs; Appropriations
By: Representative Rogers (61st), Baker (74th), Jennings, Markham, Miles, Montgomery, Moss, Smith (59th), Weathersby
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 27-104-33, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE CERTAIN PROVISIONS REGARDING STATE AGENCIES' ACCEPTING PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARDS AND OTHER FORMS OF PAYMENT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 27-104-33, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
27-104-33. The State Department of Finance and Administration shall establish policies that allow the payment of various fees and other accounts receivable to state agencies by credit cards, charge cards, debit cards and other forms of electronic payment in the discretion of the department. Any fees or charges associated with the use of such electronic payments shall be assessed to the user of the electronic payment as an additional charge for processing the electronic payment, so that the user will pay the full cost of using the electronic payment.
Agencies, with the approval of the Department of Finance and Administration, may bear the full cost of processing such electronic payments if the agency can demonstrate to the department's satisfaction that they are able to assume these costs and provide the related service for the same or lesser cost.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.