HB 81

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Coosa Co., sheriff, use of debit or credit card provided for
Description

Relating to Coosa County; To authorize the Sheriff of Coosa County to establish procedures to make limited purchases utilizing a credit or debit card provided the proper procedures are followed.

Subjects
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Relating to Coosa County; To authorize the Sheriff of Coosa County to establish procedures to make limited purchases utilizing a credit or debit card provided the proper procedures are followed.

Section 1

(a) For purposes of this act, the following words have the following meanings: (1) CREDIT CARD. A line of credit issued by a domestic lender or credit card bank. (2) DEBIT CARD. A card issued by a bank in relation to a checking or savings account held by the Coosa County Sheriff's Office. (b) To provide for convenience in making purchases of tangible personal property or services approved by the sheriff, the Sheriff of Coosa County may establish procedures to make certain purchases through use of a credit or debit card issued to the Coosa County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff may adopt written policy and procedures governing the utilization of credit or debit cards which, at a minimum, shall include each of the following: (1) A monetary limit on the amount of any individual purchase which may be made with a credit or debit card. (2) A monetary limit on the total monthly amount that may be purchased with a credit or debit card taking into consideration the monetary limit of the discretionary fund used. (3) Procedures to ensure that the sheriff has sole access to any credit or debit card, credit or debit card numbers, access codes, or security codes. (4) Procedures to keep accurate records of all purchases made with a credit or debit card which shall be periodically reviewed during required audits. (5) Procedures to ensure that all credit or debit card bills are carefully reviewed by the sheriff each month to make sure that no unauthorized charges appear on the bill. (6) Procedures to ensure that all credit or debit card bills are paid in full on a timely basis each month to avoid service charges, late fees, or interest payments. (7) The sheriff shall select the credit or debit card provider or providers taking into consideration each of the following: a. Whether the credit or debit card issuer requires an annual fee for utilizing the card. b. Whether the credit or debit card issuer offers rewards or rebates based upon purchases made utilizing the account. c. What interest rates, service charges, finance charges, or late fees will be assessed in event a bill from the credit or debit card issuer is paid late or the balance is not paid in full. d. Whether penalties or fees will be assessed against the sheriff in the event he or she decides to terminate the credit or debit card. e. Any other consideration deemed relevant by the sheriff. (c) In the event the credit or debit card provides rewards or rebates based upon the use of the card, any rewards or rebates earned from the card or cards shall be deposited in the discretionary account of the Coosa County Sheriff's Office.

Section 2

This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

No articles found.
Action Date Chamber Action
February 8, 2018HAssigned Act No. 2018-93.
February 8, 2018HDelivered to Governor at 10:14 a.m. on February 8, 2018.
February 8, 2018HClerk of the House Certification
February 8, 2018SSignature Requested
February 6, 2018HEnrolled
February 6, 2018HSecond House Concurs in Executive Amendment
February 6, 2018SChambliss motion to Concur In and Adopt adopted Roll Call 316
February 6, 2018SHouse of Origin Concurs in Executive Amendment
February 6, 2018HJohnson (R) motion to Concur In and Adopt adopted Roll Call 187
February 6, 2018HExecutive Amendment Offered
February 6, 2018HForwarded to Governor
January 25, 2018HClerk of the House Certification
January 25, 2018HEnrolled
January 25, 2018SSignature Requested
January 25, 2018HPassed Second House
January 25, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 111
January 25, 2018SThird Reading Passed
January 23, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
January 16, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Local Legislation
January 16, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 2
January 16, 2018HThird Reading Passed
January 11, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
January 9, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Local Legislation
2018-02-06
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2018-02-06
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-01-25
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2018-01-16
Chamber: House
Result: Failed