Senate Bill No. 536
(Senators Snyder and Kirkendoll, original sponsors)
[Passed March 5, 2012; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11A-3-36a, relating to payment of amounts due to the land department of the Auditor’s Office; permitting payments to be paid by credit, debit or charge card; and authorizing a fee to be assessed for the use of a credit, debit or charge card as a form of payment.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §11A-3-36a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. SALE OF TAX LIENS AND NONENTERED, ESCHEATED AND WASTE AND UNAPPROPRIATED LANDS.
§11A-3-36a. Credit card approved form of payment in land department of Auditor’s office.
(a) The Auditor shall use the State Treasurer’s contracts and system for receiving payment by credit card for all redemption fees, publication fees, delinquent taxes or other charges collected by the Auditor in connection with the operations of the land department. The person using the credit card as a form of payment is responsible for any charges assessed by the credit company. Acceptance of a credit card shall be in accordance with the rules and requirements set forth by credit card provided.
(b) For the purposes of this section, the term “credit card” means a credit card, debit card or charge card.