(20 ILCS 3205/5.5)
Payment by credit card or third-party payment agent.
(a) For the purposes of this Section, the term "credit card" has the
meaning given in Section 10 of the Local Governmental Acceptance of Credit
(b) The Office may, but need not, accept payment by credit card for
any fee, fine, or other charge that it is authorized by law to collect. The
Office 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 by credit card.
(c) The Office 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 the Office. These agreements may authorize the third-party payment
agent to retain a service fee out of the payments collected.
The Office may, but need not, accept payment through a third-party
payment agent of any fee, fine, or other charge that it is authorized by
law to collect. The Office may adopt rules and procedures governing
the acceptance of payments through third-party payment agents.
(d) Receipt by the Office of the amount of a fee, fine, or other charge
paid by credit card or through a third-party payment agent authorized by the
Office, less the amount of any service fee retained under the Office's
agreement with the credit card service provider or third-party payment agent,
shall be deemed receipt of the full amount of the fee or other charge and shall
discharge the payment obligation in full.
(e) In the event of a conflict between this Section and a provision of any
other Act administered by the Office, this Section controls.
(Source: P.A. 92-741, eff. 7-25-02.)