ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE
ESTABLISHING ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGE FORTHE DEPARTMENT OF
PUBLIC HEALTH/HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY: RETURNED CHECK CHARGE
The Board of Supervisors of the County of Riverside, State of California, Ordains as Follows:
Section 1. Findings. The Board of Supervisors finds and determines that:
State law provides for a fee to defray the actual costs incurred by a public agency for a check returned for any reason without payment. It is necessary to increase the fee as provided below so that the actual cost to the Department of Public Health/Health Services Agency to process and collect returned, unpaid checks may be recovered.
Section 2. Pursuant to Government Code Section 6157, when a personal check offered in payment pursuant to that section is returned without payment for any reason, a reasonable charge for the returned check not to exceed the actual costs incurred by the agency may be imposed. The Board of Supervisors authorizes a fee of $20 by the Department of Public Health/Health Services Agency for the processing and collection of returned, unpaid checks.
Section 3. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date of its adoption.
ADOPTED: 9-14-93 (Eff.: 10-14-93)