2016 Florida Statutes
BAIL BOND AGENTS
Declaration of public policy.
Department of Financial Services; administration.
Licenses and appointments; general.
Scope of license.
Bond agency; ownership requirements.
Build-up funds posted by bail bond agent.
Reporting and accounting of funds.
Licensure and appointment required.
Appointment taxes and fees.
Number of applications for licensure required.
Bail bond rates.
Bail bond agents; qualifications.
Professional bail bond agent; qualifications.
Temporary limited license as limited surety agent or professional bail bond agent; pending examination.
Bail bond agent’s records.
Statistical reporting requirements; penalty for failure to comply.
Licensure examination for bail bond agents; time; place; fees; scope.
Appointment of bail bond agents and temporary bail bond agents; effective date of appointment.
Renewal, continuation, reinstatement, and termination of appointment; bail bond agents.
Effect of expiration of appointment; bail bond agents.
Continuing education required; requirements.
Qualifications for prelicensing and continuing education schools and instructors.
Primary bail bond agents; duties.
Insurer must appoint managing general agent.
Termination of appointment of managing general agents, bail bond agents, and temporary bail bond agents.
Application for appointment of professional bail bond agents; termination.
Termination of appointment of temporary bail bond agents.
Registration of bail bond agents.
Notice of change of address or telephone number.
Power of attorney; approval by office; filing of copies; notification of transfer bond.
Furnishing supplies to unlicensed bail bond agent prohibited; civil liability and penalty.
Actions against a licensee; suspension or revocation of eligibility to hold a license.
Procedure for disciplinary action against licensees.
Witnesses and evidence.
Duration of suspension or revocation.
Effect of suspension, revocation upon associated licenses and licensees.
Surrender of license.
All bail bond agents of same agency; licensed by same companies.
Failure to return collateral; penalty.