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House Bill 1439


House Bill 1439

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF HB1439 (Updated March 28, 2011 8:08 pm - DI 84)


Volunteer fire department fees. Provides that a bill for a service charge by a volunteer fire department must contain: (1) verification that the bill has been approved by the chief of the volunteer fire department; and (2) language indicating that correspondence from the person being billed regarding the bill should be directed to the department. Provides that all bills sent by an agent of a volunteer fire department must be approved by the chief of the volunteer fire department before it is sent to the person being billed for services. Provides that the chief of the volunteer fire department must review a bill before authorizing an agent to proceed with collection efforts for that bill. Limits the total administrative fees charged by an agent of a volunteer fire department to 10% of the bill that the agent is processing. Provides that an agent that: (1) charges administrative fees that exceed 10% of a bill; (2) charges an unauthorized or excessive fee for volunteer fire department services; or (3) fails to send volunteer fire department bills to appropriate parties; commits a Class C misdemeanor.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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