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Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary and in addition to any other late penalty, interest, or other types of charges or costs provided for in this code:
(a) any person who fails to pay any debt due and owing, which debt is a result of that person's default in the payment of a fine or any installment of a fine, shall be liable for the city's collection costs and attorney's fees incurred by the city in the collection of the debt; and
(b) the comptroller may charge such debtor specified in subsection (a) of this section, collection costs and attorney's fees incurred by the city for collection of the fine. Any collection cost and attorney's fees billed shall be separately stated and identified in the department's billings. Any collection cost billed may be either the collection costs incurred as a result of the debtor's failure to pay the fine or a set amount specified in a ruling to be published by the department, based on the average cost incurred by the city in collecting such fines generally.
(Added Coun. J. 11-19-08, p. 48243, Art. II, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. I, § 1)