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CHAPTER 475-H.F.No. 3229 An act relating to Hennepin county; providing for payment of county obligations by electronic transfer or credit card; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 383B.116, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 383B. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 383B.116, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [PAYMENT
BY WARRANTMETHODS.] Payments of claims and obligations of the county shallmay be made by warrant, check, or all forms of electronic or wire funds transfer. Section 471.38 does not apply to any claim for which payment is made by electronic or wire funds transfer. Where the county is authorized by law to make investments, persons designated by the board may, in accordance with rules and procedures established by the administrator,the county may make electronic or wire transfers of funds notwithstanding any other law to the contrary. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 383B.116, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 6. [AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD OR OTHER METHODS.] The county may accept payment by use of a credit card, debit card, or all forms of electronic or wire funds transfer. Subject to any other law to the contrary, the county may add to the amount due a service charge for the acceptance of a payment method authorized in this subdivision. The county shall adopt policies and procedures regarding the payments. Sec. 3. [383B.1161] [ELECTRONIC APPROVALS.] "Electronic approval" means any electronic identifier intended by the person making, executing, or adopting it to authenticate and validate a county administrative action. Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, the county may use electronic approvals. The electronic approval has the same validity and consequences as the actual signing by the person. The county shall establish policies and procedures to ensure the validity of electronic approvals. Sec. 4. [383B.1162] [CREDIT CARDS.] The county may allow officials, officers, and employees of the county to incur charges for county purposes by use of county credit cards. The county shall adopt policies and procedures regarding such credit card usage to establish individual accountability. Sec. 5. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This act is effective the day following its final enactment. Presented to the governor May 11, 2000 Signed by the governor May 15, 2000, 10:45 a.m.
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