S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
March 4, 2013
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring all state
agencies and departments to accept certain methods of payment
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 164-e
to read as follows:
S 164-E. FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED BY STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS.
ALL STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS ACCEPTING OR COLLECTING FEES, FINES,
PENALTIES, RENTS, RATES, TAXES, CHARGES, REVENUE, FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS
OR OTHER AMOUNTS, FROM THE PUBLIC SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF
CREDIT CARDS, DEBIT CARDS, PRE-PAID CARDS, MONEY ORDERS, AND PERSONAL
AND BUSINESS CHECKS AS A METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR ANY AMOUNT ACCEPTED OR
COLLECTED BY SUCH AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.