State Waives Agency Credit Card Fees

06.24.2022
Issues & Policies

The Lamont administration will temporarily waive credit card fees that state agencies were required to collect under a new law scheduled to take effect July 1.

The administration announced June 24 that Gov. Ned Lamont was directing the Office of Policy and Management to waive service fees on credit, debit, and charge card transactions.

Fees will be waived through fiscal year 2023, which ends June 30, 2023, with the move expected to save residents and businesses an estimated $6 million.

“Each of us is feeling the pressure of inflation, and I am committed to reducing costs for businesses and residents where the law allows,” Gov. Ned Lamont said in a statement.

“Our administration will be working with the General Assembly to revisit all such fees that are implemented by state statutes, and we will review arrangements that we have with credit card companies as we continue to streamline and modernize state government.”

Legislation enacted last year—and signed by the governor—required state agencies that accept credit, debit, or charge cards payments to charge service fees beginning July 1, 2022.

The Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Consumer Protection, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the Department of Public Health are among the agencies that accept credit card payments..

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