Section 11-103-3

Liability for final payment.

(a) When a party elects to make a payment to a county or municipal agency, office, department, board, or commission by credit card and a surcharge or convenience fee is imposed, the payment of the surcharge or convenience fee shall not be refundable.

(b) No person making payment to any county or municipal agency, office, department, board, or commission by credit card shall be relieved from liability for the face amount of the payment except to the extent that the county or municipal agency, office, department, board, or commission realizes final payment of the underlying obligation in cash or the equivalent. If final payment is not made by the credit card issuer or other guarantor of payment in the credit card transaction, the underlying obligation shall survive and the county or municipal agency, office, department, board, or commission shall retain all remedies for enforcement which would have applied if the credit card transaction had not occurred. No contract may modify the provisions of this subsection.

(c) A county or municipal agency, office, department, board, or commission officer or employee who accepts a credit card payment in accordance with this chapter and any applicable policies, rules, or regulations of a county commission or a municipal governing body shall not thereby incur any personal liability for the final collection of such payments.

(Act 2000-154, p. 219, §3; Act 2000-314, p. 483, §1.)