18.184  Financial transactions.

1.  The division of information technology services shall collect moneys paid to participating governmental entities from persons who complete an electronic financial transaction with the governmental entity by accessing the IowAccess network. The moneys may include all of the following:

a.  Fees required to obtain an electronic public record as provided in section 22.3A.

b.  Fees required to process an application or file a document, including but not limited to fees required to obtain a license issued by a licensing authority.

c.  Moneys owed to a governmental entity by a person accessing the IowAccess network in order to satisfy a liability arising from the operation of law, including the payment of assessments, taxes, fines, and civil penalties.

2.  Moneys transferred using the IowAccess network may include amounts owed by a governmental entity to a person accessing the IowAccess network in order to satisfy a liability of the governmental entity. The moneys may include the payment of tax refunds, and the disbursement of support payments as defined in section 252D.16 or 598.1 as required for orders issued pursuant to section 252B.14.

3.  The division of information technology services shall serve as the agent of the governmental entity in collecting moneys for receipt by governmental entities. The moneys shall be transferred to governmental entities directly or to the treasurer of state for disbursement to governmental entities as required by the treasurer of state in cooperation with the auditor of state.

4.  In addition to other forms of payment, credit cards shall be accepted in payment for moneys owed to a governmental entity as provided in this section, according to rules which shall be adopted by the treasurer of state. The fees to be charged shall not exceed those permitted by statute. A governmental entity may adjust its fees to reflect the cost of processing as determined by the treasurer of state. The discount charged by the credit card issuer may be included in determining the fees to be paid for completing a financial transaction under this section by using a credit card.

Section History: Recent form

  98 Acts, ch 1224, §14

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