HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ABSTRACT
COMPUTER OPERATOR: ABC
BILL NUMBER: 2609
SPONSOR:Delegates Proudfoot, Manuel, J. Martin, Staton and
DATE:February 23, 1995
TITLE: needs amendmentCODE: §61-3-39e
This bill would permit magistrate courts to collect the
service charge on behalf of the payee or holder of a dishonored
check after a complaint has been presented to magistrate court.
Current law permits a payee or holder to impose and collect the
service charge prior to, but not after the complaint is filed.
SUGGESTED AMENDMENTS:Prepare committee substitute to include
§61-3-39g which also refers to the prohibition on service charges
following the filing of a complaint; clean up language relating
to when a service charge may be imposed.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Regular