324.031. 1. All fees charged by each board assigned to the division of professional registration shall be collected by that division and promptly transmitted to the department of revenue for deposit in the state treasury, credited to the proper account as provided by law.
2. The division and its component agencies shall permit any licensee to submit payment for fees established by rule in the form of personal check, money order, or cashier's check. All checks or money orders shall be made payable to the appropriate board. Any check or financial instrument which is returned to the division or one of its agencies due to insufficient funds, a closed account, or for other circumstances in which the check or financial instrument is not honored may subject an individual to additional costs, substantial penalties, or other actions by the division or one of its agencies. In such cases involving renewal of licenses, the renewal license may be withheld, and if issued, is not valid until the appropriate fee and any additional costs are collected. The division may require the payment of collection costs or other expenses. The affected board may establish penalty fees by rule and may suspend or revoke a license if such behavior is repetitive or the licensee fails to pay required penalty fees.
3. License renewal fees are generally nonrefundable. Overpayments or other incorrect fees may be refundable. The division shall establish a refund reserve through the appropriation to the professional registration fees fund.
4. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no board, commission, or any other registration, licensing, or certifying agency of the division of professional registration shall be required to collect or distribute any fee which is required for administering any test to qualify for a license, registration, or certificate, if any portion of the fee is to be remitted to a private testing service.
(L. 2008 S.B. 788)
Missouri General Assembly