14B.203  Financial transactions.

1.  Moneys paid to a participating governmental entity from persons who complete an electronic financial transaction with the governmental entity by accessing IowAccess shall be transferred to the treasurer of state for deposit in the general fund, unless the disposition of the moneys is specifically provided for under other law. 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 IowAccess 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 IowAccess may include amounts owed by a governmental entity to a person accessing IowAccess 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.  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.

4.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the department may establish for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2001, and ending June 30, 2005, a pilot project for fee collection. Fees shall be collected based on the ability to access court information from remote locations.

Section History: Recent form

  98 Acts, ch 1224, §14

  C99, §18.184

  2000 Acts, ch 1226, §10, 28, 30

  C2001, §14B.203

  2001 Acts, ch 70, §2, 3; 2001 Acts, ch 189, §8


  2000 amendments take effect April 25, 2000; 2000 Acts, ch 1226, §28, 30

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