HB 771: Bail Bond Agencies and Agents
GENERAL BILL by Artiles
Bail Bond Agencies and Agents; Requires law enforcement agencies to provide information to DFS relating to criminal charges filed against licensees; provides for expiration of temporary bail bond agent's license; limits eligibility for reissuance of temporary bail bond agent's license after expiration or termination of license; revises requirements relating to licensure & appointment of managing general agent; increases delinquent fee applicable to appointing entity's failure to timely notify department of appointment; requires prior licensure & appointment as bail bond agent for specified period of time before person or entity may engage in activities relating to bail bond agency; requires appointment of primary bail bond agent in charge; prescribes requirements relating to posting of build-up funds; prescribes requirements relating to reporting & accounting of funds; provides conditions & requirements relating to payment of bail bond premiums; provides criminal & administrative penalties; prescribes licensure requirements relating to apprehension, detention, or arrest of principals on bond; prohibits bail bond agent from aiding or abetting unlicensed person to engage in actions relating to apprehending, detaining, or arresting defendant; revises various other provisions relating to regulation of bail bond agencies & agents.
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 725 (Ch. 2012-209)
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• Referred to Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 76
• Introduced -HJ 75
• Died in Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 725 (Ch. 2012-209)
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