ORDINANCE NO. 07-1(2)

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, GENERAL PROVISIONS, OF THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE, VIRGINIA

 

BE IT ORDAINED By the Board of Supervisors of the County of Albemarle, Virginia, that Chapter 1, General Provisions, is hereby amended and reordained as follows:

 

By Amending:

Sec. 1-120        Fee for returned checks

 

 

CHAPTER 1.  GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

 

Sec.  1-120 Fee Penalty for returned checks or other payment.

 

            Any person who utters, publishes or passes a check or draft for any sum due, other than for payment of taxes, which is subsequently returned for insufficient funds or because there is no account or the account has been closed, shall pay a fee of twenty dollars ($20.00).  Such fee shall be in addition to any and all other penalties and fees provided by law.

 

            If any check or other means of payment tendered to the county or any agency thereof in the course of its duties is not paid by the financial institution on which it is drawn, because of insufficient funds in the account of the drawer, no account is in the name of the drawer, or the account of the drawer is closed, and the check or other means of payment is returned to the named payee unpaid, the amount thereof shall be charged to the person on whose account it was received, and his liability and that of his sureties, shall be as if he had never offered any such payment.  A penalty of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) shall be added to such amount.  This penalty shall be in addition to any other penalty provided by law, except the penalty imposed by § 15-103 shall not apply.

 

(Ord. No. 97-1(1), 2-12-97; Code 1988, § 1-9; Ord. 98-A(1), 8-5-98)

 

            State law reference—Va. Code § 2.2-614.1(C).

 

            This ordinance shall be effective on and after January 1, 2008.

 

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