2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2b - Court Organization And Civil Code
Section 2B:1-5 - Electronic Payment Systems Established By Courts.
2B:1-5 Electronic payment systems established by courts.
6. a. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, the Supreme Court, the Superior Court and the Tax Court, and the various municipal and joint municipal courts when permitted by resolution of the appropriate municipal governing bodies, are authorized to establish systems to accept the payment of civil and criminal fines and penalties and other judicially imposed financial obligations by credit or debit card based payment, electronic funds transfer, or any other electronic method deemed feasible by the Supreme Court.
b.No person or organization that is a defendant in a criminal matter shall be entitled to offer a credit card for the payment of bail or for the payment of fines or penalties related to the imposition of a sentence, for a crime of the first, second or third degree under Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes.
c.If not legally prohibited by an association, financial institution, or a card issuer, the Administrative Office of the Courts, pursuant to the Rules of Court, is authorized to assess, collect, and pay service charges and other costs resulting from the collection of filing fees, administrative fees, judicially imposed financial obligations, and related charges owed to a court when parties process these fees, judicially imposed financial obligations, and related charges using credit cards, debit cards, electronic funds transfer systems, or any other electronic method deemed feasible by the Supreme Court. Any service charges and other costs assessed and collected by the Administrative Office of the Courts pursuant to this section with the exception of those charges or costs assessed and collected on behalf of municipal and joint municipal courts, shall be deposited in the "Court Computer Information System Fund" established by subsection c. of section 1 of P.L.1994, c.54 (C.2B:1-4).
d.The Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey shall adopt Rules of Court appropriate or necessary to effectuate the purposes of this section.
L.1995, c.325, s.6; amended 2014, c.31, s.16.
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