[480F-3] Authorized fees. Except as provided in section 480F-4, no check casher shall charge fees in excess of the following amounts:

(1) Five per cent of the face amount of the check or $5, whichever is greater;

(2) Three per cent of the face amount of the check or $5, whichever is greater, if the check is the payment of any kind of state public assistance or federal social security benefit payable to the bearer of the check;

(3) Ten per cent of the face amount of a personal check or money order, or $5, whichever is greater; or

(4) No more than $10 to set up an initial account and issue an optional membership or identification card, and no more than $5 for a replacement optional identification card.

The fees allowed in this section shall not be assessed in any transaction or agreement in which the check casher defers deposit of the check. [L 1999, c 146, pt of 1; am L 2001, c 20, 1]

 

 

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