(20 ILCS 2105/2105-60)
Payment by credit card or third-party payment agent.
(a) For the purposes of this Section, "credit card" has the meaning given to
Section 10 of the Local Governmental Acceptance of Credit Cards Act.
(b) The Department may, but need not, accept payment by credit card for any
fine, or other charge that it is authorized by law to collect. The Department
may adopt rules and procedures governing the acceptance of payment by credit
card and may enter into such agreements as may be necessary to accept payment
(c) The Department may, but need not, accept payment through a third-party
agent of any fee, fine, or other charges to the Department. The Department may
adopt rules and procedures governing the acceptance of payments through
third-party payment agents.
The Department may enter into agreements with one or more financial
institutions, internet companies, or other business entities to act as
third-party payment agents for the payment of fees, fines, or other charges to
Department. These agreements may authorize the third-party payment agent to
retain a service fee out of the payments collected.
(d) Receipt by the Department of the amount of a fee, fine, or other charge
by credit card or through a third-party payment agent authorized by the
Department, less the amount of any service fee retained under the Department's
agreement with the credit card service provider or the third-party payment
agent, shall be deemed receipt of the full amount of the fee or other charge
shall discharge the payment obligation in full.
(e) In the event of a conflict between this Section and a provision of any
Act administered by the Department, this Section controls.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)