Texas Water Code
Sec. § 49.2121
Acceptance of Credit Cards


In this section, “credit card” means a card, plate, or similar device authorizing a designated person or bearer to obtain goods, services, money, or any other thing of value on credit.


A district may:


accept a credit card for the payment of any fees and charges imposed by the district;


collect a fee that is reasonably related to the expense incurred by the district in processing the payment by credit card; and


collect a service charge for the expense incurred by the district in collecting the original fee or charge if the payment by credit card is not honored by the credit card company on which the funds are drawn.


The service charge under Subsection (b)(3) may not exceed the amount charged for the collection of a check drawn on an account with insufficient funds.


The district may not collect the service charge under Subsection (b)(3) if:


the district is notified at the time of payment that the payment is not honored; and


the customer immediately submits to the district an alternative form of payment.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 260 (H.B. 1935), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 105 (S.B. 902), Sec. 17, eff. September 1, 2013.
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