2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 14A. Consumer Credit Code
§14A-2-211. Discounts inducing payment by cash, check or similar means.

A. With respect to all sales transactions, a discount which a seller offers, allows or otherwise makes available for the purpose of inducing payment by cash, check or similar means rather than by use of an open-end credit card account shall not constitute a credit service charge as determined under Section 2-109 of this title if the discount is offered to all prospective buyers clearly and conspicuously in accordance with regulations of the Administrator of Consumer Affairs. No seller in any sales transaction may impose a surcharge on a cardholder who elects an open-end credit card or debit card account instead of paying by cash, check or similar means. There is no limit on the discount which may be offered by the seller. A seller who provides a discount otherwise than in accordance with the regulations of the Administrator must make the disclosures required by those regulations.

B. A seller who is registered with the United States Treasury Department as a money transmitter pursuant to 31 CFR, Section 103.41, and who provides an electronic funds transmission service, including service by telephone and the Internet, may charge a different price for a funds transmission service based on the mode of transmission used in the transaction without violating this section so long as the price charged for a service paid for with an open-end credit card or debit card account is not greater than the price charged for such service if paid for with currency or other similar means accepted within the same mode of transmission.

C. Any seller subject to the provisions of subsection B of this section shall either conduct business at a location in this state or comply with the provisions of Section 1022 of Title 18 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

D. As used in this section, "debit card" means any instrument or device, whether known as a debit card or by any other name, issued with or without fee by an issuer for the use of the cardholder in depositing, obtaining or transferring funds from a consumer banking electronic facility.

E. For purposes of this section, a private educational institution as defined in paragraph (e) of Section 3102 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes, a private school defined as a nonpublic entity conducting an educational program for at least one grade between prekindergarten through twelve, a municipality as defined in paragraph 5 of Section 1-102 of Title 11 of the Oklahoma Statutes or a public trust with a municipality as its beneficiary may charge a service fee. The service fee shall be limited to bank processing fees and financial transaction fees, the cost of providing for secure transaction, portal fees, and fees necessary to compensate for increased bandwidth incurred as a result of providing for an online transaction.

Added by Laws 1977, c. 135, § 1, emerg. eff. June 3, 1977. Amended by Laws 1982, c. 335, § 12, operative June 1, 1982; Laws 2005, c. 126, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2005; Laws 2010, c. 69, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2010; Laws 2012, c. 221, § 1; Laws 2015, c. 319, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2015; Laws 2017, c. 31, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2017.

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