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File #: O-23-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 5/21/2020 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 6/22/2020 Final action: 7/27/2020
Title: Payment for City Services -- For the purpose of establishing a fine for dishonored checks and other written instruments; establishing a convenience fee related to accepting payment over the phone or online; and establishing a penalty for late payment of sewer service bills.
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley
Indexes: Environmental Matters Committee, Finance Committee
Attachments: 1. O-23-20 Payment for City Services First Reader.pdf, 2. O-23-20 Staff Report.pdf, 3. O-23-20 Fiscal Impact Note.pdf, 4. O-23-20 Amendments 1-2 Buckley.pdf, 5. O-23-20 SIGNED.pdf
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Payment for City Services -- For the purpose of establishing a fine for dishonored checks and other written instruments; establishing a convenience fee related to accepting payment over the phone or online; and establishing a penalty for late payment of sewer service bills.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Ordinance 23-20

Introduced by: Mayor Buckley
Co-sponsored by:

Referred to
Environmental Matters Committee
Finance Committee
90 day Rule: 8/24/20

AN ORDINANCE concerning

Payment for City Services

FOR the purpose of establishing a fine for dishonored checks and other written instruments; establishing a convenience fee related to accepting payment over the phone or online; and establishing a penalty for late payment of sewer service bills.


BY repealing and re-enacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2020 Edition
16.16.020

BY adding the following portions to the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2020 Edition
6.04.270
6.04.280

SECTION I: BE IT ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Code of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

TITLE 6 - REVENUE AND FINANCE
Chapter 6.04 - FINANCE AND TAXATION GENERALLY

SECTION 6.04.270 - PAYMENT BY CHECK.

A. APPLICABILITY. THIS SECTION APPLIES TO A CHECK OR WRITTEN INSTRUMENT USED IN THE PAYMENT OF ANY TAX, CHARGE, FEE, ASSESSMENT, OR IMPOST OF ANY KIND LEVIED OR IMPOSED UNDER ANY LAW, ORDINANCE, RULE, OR REGULATION.

B. EXCEPTION. THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO A CHECK THAT IS NOT HONORED DUE TO THE FAULT OR NEGLECT OF THE CITY.

C. AUTHORITY. SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ? 15-801 ET SEQ. OF THE COMMERCIAL LAW ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND, AS MAY BE AMENDED, THE CITY SHALL IMPOSE A FINE AGAINST ANY PERSON PRESENTING A CHECK OR SIMILAR WRITTEN INSTRUMENT TO THE CITY, THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, OR ANY AGENT OR EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY, IF THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTION UPON WHICH IT IS DRAWN:

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