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Raised Bill No. 5835

February Session, 2008

 

LCO No. 2813

 

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Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

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AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF BAIL BONDSMEN.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) A surety bail bondsman shall remit to the insurer the full amount of the filed rate due on behalf of a defendant pursuant to section 29-151 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, for a bail bond solicited, negotiated or executed on behalf of such insurer not later than fourteen business days after the execution of such bond, notwithstanding that the full amount of the filed rate may not yet have been collected from the defendant. Such bondsman shall have no right to compensation other than reimbursement of costs and commissions, which shall be paid directly to the bondsman by the insurer, for or on account of the solicitation, negotiation or execution of an undertaking of bail or bail bonds.

(b) Each insurer shall, not later than the tenth day of each month, notify the Insurance Commissioner of any failure of a surety bail bondsman to remit to the insurer the full amount of the filed rate due. Such notice shall include the name of the surety bail bondsman, the case docket number if assigned, the total amount of the surety bond, the date the surety bond was posted, the five-digit identification code assigned to such insurer by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the date the filed rate was due. Any such insurer that fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection shall be subject to the penalties specified in subsection (c) of section 38a-41 of the general statutes.

Sec. 2. Section 38a-660 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "Commissioner" means the Insurance Commissioner;

(2) "Insurer" means any domestic, foreign or alien insurance company which has qualified generally to transact surety business in this state under the requirements of chapter 698 and specifically to transact bail bond business in this state. [;]

[(3) "Surety bail bond agent" means any person who has been approved by the commissioner and appointed by an insurer by power of attorney to execute or countersign bail bonds for the insurer in connection with judicial proceedings;

(4) "License" means a surety bail bond agent license issued by the commissioner to a qualified individual as provided in this section;

(5) "Solicit" includes any written or printed presentation or advertising made by mail or other publication, or any oral presentation or advertising in person or by means of telephone, radio or television which implies that an individual is licensed under this section, and any activity in arranging for bail which results in compensation to the individual conducting that activity;

(6) "Disqualifying offense" means: (A) A felony; or (B) a misdemeanor if an element of the offense involves dishonesty or misappropriation of money or property.]

(b) An insurer shall not execute an undertaking of bail in this state except by and through a person holding a license [issued as provided in this section] as a surety bail bondsman issued in accordance with chapter 533.

[(c) A person shall not in this state solicit or negotiate in respect to execution or delivery of an undertaking of bail or bail bond on behalf of an insurer, or execute or deliver such an undertaking of bail or bail bond on behalf of an insurer unless licensed as provided in this section. Any person who violates the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a class D felony.

(d) Only natural persons who are licensed under this section may execute bail bonds. A firm, partnership, association or corporation, desiring to execute an undertaking of bail in this state must do so by and through a person holding a license issued as provided in this section.

(e) Any person desiring to act within this state as a surety bail bond agent shall make a written application to the commissioner for a license in such form and having such supporting documents as the commissioner prescribes. Each application shall be signed by the applicant and shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable filing fee as determined by the commissioner. The applicant must also submit with the application a complete set of the applicant's fingerprints, certified by an authorized law enforcement officer, and two recent credential-sized full-face photographs of the applicant. At the time of application, each applicant for a license shall forward a copy of the applicant's complete application and supporting documents to the bond forfeiture unit of the Office of the Chief State's Attorney.

(f) Every applicant for a license must file with the commissioner a notice of appointment executed by an insurer or its authorized representative authorizing such applicant to execute undertakings of bail and to solicit and negotiate such undertakings on its behalf. Each appointment shall, by its terms, continue in force until: (1) Termination of the surety bail bond agent's license; or (2) the filing of a notice of termination by the insurer or its representative or by such surety bail bond agent.

(g) An applicant for a license shall be required to appear in person and take a written examination testing the applicant's competency and qualifications to act as a surety bail bond agent. The commissioner may designate an independent testing service to prepare and administer such examination, provided any examination fees charged by such service shall be paid by the applicant. The commissioner shall collect the appropriate examination fee, which shall entitle the applicant to take the examination for the license, except when a testing service is used, the testing service shall pay such fee to the commissioner. In either case, such examination shall be as the commissioner prescribes and shall be of sufficient scope to test the applicant's knowledge of subjects pertinent to the duties and responsibilities of a surety bail bond agent, including all laws and regulations of this state applicable thereto.

(h) In addition to all other requirements prescribed in this section, each applicant for a license shall furnish satisfactory evidence to the commissioner that: (1) The applicant is at least eighteen years of age; (2) the applicant is a citizen of the United States; and (3) the applicant has never been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor under section 21a-279, 53a-58, 53a-61, 53a-61a, 53a-62, 53a-63, 53a-96, 53a-173, 53a-175, 53a-176, 53a-178 or 53a-181d. The commissioner shall require each applicant to submit to a background investigation, including an investigation of any prior criminal activity, to be conducted by the Division of Criminal Justice. The Division of Criminal Justice shall require each applicant to submit to state and national criminal history records checks. Such criminal history records checks shall be conducted in accordance with section 29-17a.

(i) Upon satisfying himself that an applicant meets the licensing requirements of this state and is in all respects properly qualified and trustworthy and that the granting of such license is not against the public interest, the commissioner may issue to such applicant the license applied for, in such form as he may adopt, to act within this state to the extent therein specified.

(j) The commissioner may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 relating to the approval of schools offering courses in the duties and responsibilities of surety bail bond agents, the content of such courses and the advertising to the public of the services of these schools.

(k) To further the enforcement of this section and to determine the eligibility of any licensee, the commissioner may, as often as he deems necessary, examine the books and records of any such licensee.

(l) A license may, in the discretion of the commissioner, be renewed or continued upon payment of the appropriate fee as the commissioner deems necessary without the resubmittal of the detailed information required in the original application.

(m) The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement subsections (a) to (l), inclusive, of this section.

(n) Any individual aggrieved by the action of the commissioner in revoking, suspending or refusing to reissue a license or in imposing a fine or penalty may appeal therefrom, in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except venue for such appeal shall be in the judicial district of Hartford. Appeals under this section shall be privileged in respect to the order of trial assignment.

(o) Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting an individual's ability to operate as a professional bondsman in this state pursuant to chapter 533 provided such individual is in compliance with all requirements of said chapter.]

(c) The commissioner shall suspend the authority to write bail bonds of any insurer when the commissioner finds that such insurer has failed to pay a forfeited bond. Such authority shall remain so suspended and shall not be reinstated nor shall any such authority be granted to such insurer until such insurer pays such forfeited bond. During such period of suspension, such insurer shall not underwrite any surety bail bond in this state. The commissioner may revoke the authority of an insurer to write bail bonds when the commissioner finds a pattern of suspensions for failure to pay a forfeited bond. If an insurer fails to pay such forfeited bond within six months from the date of such suspension, the commissioner shall revoke such authority to write bail bonds.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2008) (a) The licensing and regulatory authority for surety bail bond agents is transferred from the Insurance Department to the Department of Public Safety, effective October 1, 2008. The Insurance Department shall retain licensing and regulatory authority of insurers, as defined in section 38a-660 of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(b) Any person holding a valid license as a surety bail bond agent on October 1, 2008, issued pursuant to chapter 700f of the general statutes, shall be deemed to hold a valid license as a surety bail bondsman on and after said date issued pursuant to chapter 533 of the general statutes and shall be subject to the provisions of chapter 533 of the general statutes and sections 8 to 10, inclusive, 17, 19, 20, 28 and 32 of this act. Such license shall expire on February 1, 2009, or at such later date as the Commissioner of Public Safety may specify, but in no event later than February 1, 2010, and any person who desires to renew such license shall make application to the commissioner as provided in section 29-147 of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(c) The Insurance Department and the Department of Public Safety shall submit estimated, current annual expenditure requirements of their respective agencies for the licensing and regulation of surety bail bond agents to the Office of Policy and Management not later than August 1, 2008. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, the Office of Policy and Management shall monitor the implementation of the transfer of licensing and regulatory authority pursuant to this section and shall transfer sufficient funds from the appropriation to the Insurance Department to the appropriation to the Department of Public Safety for such purpose, provided the funds so transferred shall not exceed the amount expended by the Insurance Department for the purpose of regulating surety bail bond agents during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008.

Sec. 4. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2008) The Commissioner of Public Safety shall not issue a new license as a professional bondsman under chapter 533 of the general statutes on or after October 1, 2008. Any application for a license as a professional bondsman that has been filed with the commissioner and is pending on October 1, 2008, shall be void. Any license as a professional bondsman issued prior to October 1, 2008, may be renewed in accordance with section 29-147 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, unless it lapses, is terminated by the licensee or is revoked by the commissioner.

Sec. 5. Section 29-144 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

[Any person who makes a] No person shall engage in the business of furnishing bail in criminal cases or [who furnishes] furnishing bail in five or more criminal cases in any one year, whether for compensation or otherwise, [shall be deemed a professional bondsman and shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter. Any resident elector of the state of Connecticut who is of good moral character and of sound financial responsibility may, upon obtaining a license therefor in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, engage in the business of professional bondsman within this state] unless such person is licensed as a professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. No person shall solicit or negotiate in respect to execution or delivery of an undertaking of bail or bail bond on behalf of an insurer, or execute or deliver such an undertaking of bail or bail bond on behalf of an insurer, unless such person is licensed as a surety bail bondsman in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

Sec. 6. Section 29-145 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) Any person desiring to engage in the business of a [professional bondsman] surety bail bondsman shall apply to the Commissioner of Public Safety for a license therefor. Such application shall [set forth under oath the full name, age, residence and occupation of the applicant, whether the applicant intends to engage in the business of a professional bondsman individually or in partnership or association with another or others, and, if so, the identity of each. It shall also set forth under oath a statement of the assets and liabilities of the applicant, and whether the applicant has been charged with or convicted of crime, and such other information, including fingerprints and photographs, as said commissioner from time to time may require. The commissioner shall require the applicant to submit to state and national criminal history records checks. The criminal history records checks required pursuant to this section shall be conducted in accordance with section 29-17a. No person who has been convicted of a felony shall be licensed to do business as a professional bondsman in this state. No person engaged in law enforcement or vested with police powers shall be licensed to do business as a professional bondsman] be in such form as the commissioner may prescribe.

(b) Each application shall be signed by the applicant and shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable filing fee of two hundred fifty dollars. The applicant shall submit with the application a complete set of the applicant's fingerprints, certified by an authorized law enforcement officer, a photograph of the applicant, four letters of reference, an employment history for the preceding five years and such other information as the commissioner may prescribe.

(c) Each applicant for a license shall also file with the commissioner a notice of appointment executed by an insurer or its authorized representative authorizing such applicant to execute undertakings of bail and to solicit and negotiate such undertakings on its behalf. Each appointment shall, by its terms, continue in force until termination of the surety bail bondsman's license, or the filing of a notice of termination by the insurer or its representative or by such surety bail bondsman.

(d) Each applicant for a surety bail bondsman license shall:

(1) Be at least twenty-five years of age;

(2) Be a legal resident of the United States and this state;

(3) Have received a high school diploma or its equivalent;

(4) Be honorably discharged from, or released under honorable conditions from active service or reserve status in, the armed forces of the United States, if such applicant had been a member of the armed forces of the United States;

(5) Have no pending bankruptcy proceeding or other civil litigation that may affect the applicant's financial status; and

(6) Not be employed as a law enforcement official or vested with any police powers.

Sec. 7. Section 29-146 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

[The Commissioner of Public Safety shall, upon receipt of such application, cause an investigation to be made of the character and financial responsibility of the applicant and, if he finds that such applicant is a resident elector of good moral character and of sound financial responsibility, he shall, upon payment by such applicant to the state of a license fee of one hundred dollars, issue a license to such applicant to do business in this state as a professional bondsman. Each such license shall be for such term not exceeding one year as said commissioner determines.]

(a) The Commissioner of Public Safety shall, upon receipt of such application, cause a background investigation to be made of the applicant. The commissioner shall require the applicant to submit to state and national criminal history records checks. The criminal history records checks shall be conducted in accordance with section 29-17a. The commissioner shall interview the applicant.

(b) The commissioner may issue a surety bail bondsman license to a person if the commissioner finds that the applicant:

(1) Has met the requirements of section 29-145, as amended by this act;

(2) Has successfully completed within the two years next preceding the date of the application a twenty-hour prelicensing course prescribed by the department and provided by the department or a private entity approved by the department provided, if such training is provided by a private entity, the commissioner shall also approve the curriculum of such course and the instructors;

(3) Has taken and passed an examination prescribed by the commissioner to test the applicant's competency and qualifications in the areas of bail bonds, general insurance regulations and unfair practices, the criminal justice system including the rearrest power, use of physical force and restraint and any other area deemed appropriate by the commissioner;

(4) Is of good moral character; and

(5) Is of sound financial responsibility.

(c) A surety bail bondsman license issued pursuant to this section shall be valid for one year and may be renewed pursuant to section 29-147, as amended by this act.

Sec. 8. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Any person responsible for the operation and management of a partnership, association, corporation, company or other firm that is in the business of furnishing bail in criminal cases or for the supervision of professional bondsmen or surety bail bondsmen within such partnership, association, corporation, company or other firm shall be licensed as a professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman pursuant to chapter 533 of the general statutes.

Sec. 9. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Any person licensed as a professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman pursuant to chapter 533 of the general statutes shall furnish a cash performance bond in the amount of ten thousand dollars to the Department of Public Safety. The bond shall be in force during the term of such bondsman's license, including any renewal thereof. The department shall return such bond to the person who furnished such bond upon voluntary termination of such license by the licensee or revocation of such license by the department, except that the department may withhold from the amount of such bond any unpaid civil penalty imposed upon such licensee by the department.

Sec. 10. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) A professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman shall provide written notice to the Commissioner of Public Safety within two business days of any change of address. The notification shall include the bondsman's old address and new address.

Sec. 11. Section 29-147 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) Each professional bondsman and surety bail bondsman licensed under the provisions of this chapter may apply for a renewal of [his] such bondsman's license upon renewal application forms provided by the Commissioner of Public Safety and requiring the disclosure of such information as said commissioner [requires] may prescribe in determining whether or not [such professional bondsman's financial responsibility remains unimpaired or whether for any other reason] such bondsman's fitness to continue in such business has been [otherwise] altered since the issuance of any prior license. With respect to the renewal of a professional bondsman's license, such renewal application form shall also require the disclosure of such information as said commissioner may prescribe in determining whether such bondsman's financial responsibility remains unimpaired since the issuance of any prior license. The commissioner shall conduct a thorough investigation of each bondsman applying for license renewal. The fee for renewal of a license is two hundred fifty dollars.

(b) Each professional bondsman and surety bail bondsman shall attend a biennial in-service training course consisting of not less than eight hours of instruction in subject areas related to their profession as determined by the commissioner. Such course shall be prescribed by the commissioner and be provided by the department or a private entity approved by the commissioner. If such training is provided by a private entity, the commissioner shall also approve the curriculum of such course and the instructors.

(c) Said commissioner may refuse to renew, suspend for a definite term or revoke any license issued under the provisions of this chapter [if it appears to said commissioner that such licensee has been convicted of a felony in this state or elsewhere or is engaged in any unlawful activity affecting his fitness to continue in the business of professional bondsman or that his financial responsibility has been substantially impaired] provided notice has been given to the licensee to appear before the commissioner to show cause why the license should not be refused renewal, suspended or revoked, upon a finding by the commissioner that: (1) The licensee has violated any of the provisions of this chapter or section 8, 9, 10, 17, 19, 20, 28 or 32 of this act, (2) the licensee has practiced fraud, deceit or misrepresentation, (3) the licensee has made a material misstatement in the application for issuance or renewal of such license, (4) if the licensee is a professional bondsman, the licensee has substantially impaired financial responsibility, or (5) the licensee has demonstrated incompetence or untrustworthiness in the conduct of the licensee's business.

(d) The suspension or revocation of, or the refusal to renew a license of, a professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman under this section shall also result in the suspension or revocation of any bail enforcement agent license issued to such person pursuant to chapter 533a, any professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman license issued to such person pursuant to chapter 533 and any firearm permit issued to such person pursuant to section 29-152m, as amended by this act. A professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman whose license has been suspended or revoked or not renewed shall surrender such license within five days of notification in writing of such suspension, revocation or refusal to renew.

(e) The commissioner may, after notice and hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, impose a civil penalty in an amount not exceeding one thousand dollars on any licensee who violates any provision of this chapter or section 8, 9, 10, 17, 19, 20, 28 or 32 of this act.

(f) Any party aggrieved by an order of the commissioner under this section may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except venue for such appeal shall be in the judicial district of Hartford.

Sec. 12. Section 29-147a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) (1) The Commissioner of Public Safety [may] shall immediately suspend any license issued under the provisions of this chapter of any professional bondsman when [he] the commissioner finds that such [surety] bondsman has failed to pay a forfeited bond within thirty days after the expiration of the six-month stay of execution ordered pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 54-65a, as amended by this act. Such license shall remain so suspended and shall not be reinstated nor shall any such license be issued to such [surety] bondsman until such person pays such forfeited bond. During such period of suspension, such bondsman shall not post any bond in this state.

(2) If a professional bondsman whose license is suspended pursuant to this subsection fails to pay such forfeited bond within six months from the date of such suspension, the commissioner shall revoke such license.

(3) The commissioner may revoke any license issued under the provisions of this chapter of any professional bondsman when the commissioner finds a pattern of license suspensions for failure to pay a forfeited bond.

(b) (1) The Commissioner of Public Safety shall immediately suspend any license issued under the provisions of this chapter of any surety bail bondsman when the commissioner finds that such bondsman has engaged in misconduct that has contributed to the failure of an insurer to pay a forfeited bond within thirty days after the expiration of the six-month stay of execution ordered pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 54-65a, as amended by this act. During such period of suspension, such surety bail bondsman shall not post any bond in this state.

(2) The commissioner shall revoke the license of a surety bail bondsman if the commissioner determines that such bondsman has engaged in a pattern of misconduct that has contributed to the failure of an insurer to pay a forfeited bond.

(c) If the Insurance Commissioner suspends the authority to write bail bonds of an insurer pursuant to section 38a-660, as amended by this act, for failure to pay a forfeited bond within thirty days after the expiration of the six-month stay of execution ordered pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 54-65a, as amended by this act, no surety bail bondsman shall post any surety bond as an agent of such insurer during such period of suspension.

Sec. 13. Section 29-148 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

Each professional bondsman licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall forthwith inform the Commissioner of Public Safety in writing of any material change in [his] such bondsman's assets or liabilities affecting [his] such bondsman's responsibility as a bondsman and shall at any time, upon request of said commissioner, furnish [him] the commissioner with a statement under oath of [his] such bondsman's assets and liabilities, including all bonds on which such bondsman is obligated.

Sec. 14. Section 29-149 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

The Commissioner of Public Safety shall furnish to all courts and to all town, city and borough departments in the state, having authority to accept bail, the names of all professional bondsmen and surety bail bondsmen licensed under the provisions of this chapter and shall forthwith notify such courts and all such town, city and borough departments of any change in any such bondsman's status or of the suspension or revocation of any bondsman's license to engage in such business.

Sec. 15. Section 29-150 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

Each professional bondsman shall, when furnishing surety for recognizances of any person charged with crime, take oath to the sufficiency of [his] such bondsman's security upon a uniform form furnished for such purpose by the clerk of the Superior Court and approved by the Commissioner of Public Safety. No person who offers himself or herself as surety on bail in any criminal case shall falsely represent that [he] such person is the legal or equitable owner of any stated property.

Sec. 16. Section 29-152 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

Any person who intentionally violates any provision of this chapter or sections 8 to 10, inclusive, or section 17, 19 or 20 of this act shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than two years or both and [his] such person's right to engage in the business of a professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman in this state shall thereupon be permanently forfeited.

Sec. 17. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) No professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman licensed under chapter 533 of the general statutes shall:

(1) Charge a fee or premium for posting a bond other than that which is authorized by law;

(2) Directly or indirectly advertise or solicit business within one thousand feet of any superior court location or any place where arrested persons are confined as provided in regulations adopted by the Department of Public Safety pursuant to subsection (b) of this section;

(3) Offer a rebate of a fee or premium for posting a bail bond;

(4) Advertise discounted or reduced rates or use any business trade name or style that directly or indirectly suggests lower or discounted rates than those of another bondsman;

(5) Pay anything of value to another person for a bail bond referral or bail bond service unless such other person is a licensed professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman;

(6) Post a ten per cent cash bond or a cash only bond for an arrested person for a fee;

(7) Post a surety bond with fraudulent documents;

(8) Pay a fee or rebate or give or promise anything of value to a public official or employee in order to secure a client or a settlement, compromise or reduction in the amount of a bail bond;

(9) Employ or pay a fee to an officer of a law enforcement agency;

(10) Fail to maintain or submit for review or audit any business records or documents required to be maintained pursuant to section 20 of this act;

(11) Take a principal on a bond into custody without proper authorization; or

(12) Use a name or designation that implies any association with a municipal, state or federal government agency or may tend to mislead the public.

(b) The Department of Public Safety shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54 of the general statutes, to prescribe permissible and prohibited activities by professional bondsmen and surety bail bondsmen with respect to advertising and the solicitation of business in or around superior court locations and any location where arrested persons are confined.

Sec. 18. Section 29-151 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

[No such] A professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman shall charge [for his commission or fee more than fifty dollars for the amount of bail furnished by him up to five hundred dollars, nor more than ten per cent of the amount of bail furnished by him from five hundred dollars up to five thousand dollars, nor more than seven per cent of the amount of bail furnished by him on sums in excess of five thousand dollars] a nonrefundable fee of ten per cent of the amount of bail furnished by such bondsman on bail amounts of five hundred dollars or more. When a professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman has furnished bail to an accused in a criminal proceeding, the fee which [he] such bondsman receives therefor shall be credited on account of [his] such bondsman's fee for any subsequent bail in an increased amount which [he] such bondsman may furnish for the same person in the same criminal proceeding; but this provision shall not apply to bail furnished on appeal of a conviction or bindover of an accused. Each professional bondsman and surety bail bondsman licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall annually, during the month of January, on forms furnished by the Commissioner of Public Safety, report to said commissioner in detail the names of the persons for whom such bondsman has become surety during the year ended December thirty-first preceding, with the date, the amount of bond and the fee charged and paid and such further information as said commissioner requires.

Sec. 19. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) Whenever a professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman posts a surety bond on behalf of a person charged with a crime, such bondsman shall provide a written receipt to the principal or indemnitor on the bond that specifies: (1) The principal's name, (2) the indemnitor's name, (3) the case docket number, if assigned, (4) the total amount of the surety bond, (5) the total amount of the nonrefundable fee paid by the principal or indemnitor, (6) the total value of any collateral posted by the principal or indemnitor, (7) the date the bond was posted, and (8) the date the nonrefundable fee was received by the bondsman.

(b) Whenever a professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman posts a surety bond on behalf of a person charged with a crime, such bondsman shall record on the appearance bond filed with the court (1) the amount of the nonrefundable fee paid to the bondsman by the principal or indemnitor pursuant to section 29-151 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and (2) if the surety bond is underwritten by an insurer, the five-digit identification code assigned to such insurer by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Sec. 20. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) A professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman shall maintain as part of such bondsman's business records, for a period of at least five years, a copy of all surety bonds executed by such bondsman and written receipts provided by such bondsman.

(b) The Commissioner of Public Safety, the Insurance Commissioner and the Attorney General, or their authorized representatives, may examine, copy and audit, at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner, the books, papers, records and accounts of a professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman for the purpose of carrying out their regulatory duties under chapter 533 of the general statutes.

Sec. 21. Subsection (c) of section 54-63c of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(c) When cash bail in excess of ten thousand dollars is received for a detained person accused of a felony, where the underlying facts and circumstances of the felony involve the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against another person, the police officer shall prepare a report that contains (1) the name, address and taxpayer identification number of the accused person, (2) the name, address and taxpayer identification number of each person offering the cash bail, other than a person licensed as a professional bondsman or a surety bail bondsman under chapter 533, [or a surety bail bond agent under chapter 700f,] (3) the amount of cash received, and (4) the date the cash was received. Not later than fifteen days after receipt of such cash bail, the police officer shall file the report with the Department of Revenue Services and mail a copy of the report to the state's attorney for the judicial district in which the alleged offense was committed and to each person offering the cash bail.

Sec. 22. Subsection (d) of section 54-63d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(d) The police department shall promptly comply with the order of release of the bail commissioner, except that if the department objects to the order or any of its conditions, the department shall promptly so advise a state's attorney or assistant state's attorney, the bail commissioner and the arrested person. The state's attorney or assistant state's attorney may authorize the police department to delay release, until a hearing can be had before the court then sitting for the geographical area which includes the municipality in which the arrested person is being detained or, if the court is not then sitting, until the next sitting of said court. When cash bail in excess of ten thousand dollars is received for a detained person accused of a felony, where the underlying facts and circumstances of the felony involve the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against another person, the police department shall prepare a report that contains (1) the name, address and taxpayer identification number of the accused person, (2) the name, address and taxpayer identification number of each person offering the cash bail, other than a person licensed as a professional bondsman or a surety bail bondsman under chapter 533, [or a surety bail bond agent under chapter 700f,] (3) the amount of cash received, and (4) the date the cash was received. Not later than fifteen days after receipt of such cash bail, the police department shall file the report with the Department of Revenue Services and mail a copy of the report to the state's attorney for the judicial district in which the alleged offense was committed and to each person offering the cash bail.

Sec. 23. Section 54-65a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) Whenever an arrested person is released upon the execution of a bond with surety in an amount of five hundred dollars or more and such bond is ordered forfeited because the principal failed to appear in court as conditioned in such bond, the court shall, at the time of ordering the bond forfeited: (1) Issue a rearrest warrant or a capias directing a proper officer to take the defendant into custody, (2) provide written notice to the surety on the bond that the principal has failed to appear in court as conditioned in such bond, except that if the surety on the bond is an insurer, as defined in section 38a-660, as amended by this act, the court shall provide such notice to such insurer in accordance with subsection (b) of this section and not to the surety bail [bond agent, as defined in section 38a-660] bondsman, and (3) order a stay of execution upon the forfeiture for six months.

(b) The notice to an insurer that is required pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section shall be sent to the street address of the principal office of such insurer as last shown on the records of the Insurance Department and shall not be sent to any other person or any other address. There shall be a presumption that a notice sent to an insurer pursuant to this subsection and not returned to the sender was received by the insurer.

(c) When the principal whose bond has been forfeited is returned to custody pursuant to the rearrest warrant or a capias within six months of the date such bond was ordered forfeited, the bond shall be automatically terminated and the surety released and the court shall order new conditions of release for the defendant in accordance with section 54-64a, as amended by this act. When the principal whose bond has been forfeited returns to court voluntarily within five business days of the date such bond was ordered forfeited, the court may, in its discretion, and after finding that the defendant's failure to appear was not wilful, vacate the forfeiture order and reinstate the bond. Such stay of execution shall not prevent the issuance of a rearrest warrant or a capias.

[(b)] (d) Whenever an arrested person, whose bond has been forfeited, is returned to the jurisdiction of the court within one year of the date such bond was ordered forfeited, the surety on such bond shall be entitled to a rebate of that portion of the forfeited amount as may be fixed by the court or as may be established by a schedule adopted by rule of the judges of the [court] Superior Court. The judges of the Superior Court shall review such schedule and, if deemed necessary, amend such schedule. Any surety or other person seeking a rebate shall make application to the Attorney General.

(e) The court shall not reduce, extend or vacate the stay of execution ordered pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 24. Section 54-66 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) In any criminal case in which a bond is allowable or required and the amount thereof has been determined, the accused person, or any person in the accused person's behalf, (1) may deposit, with the clerk of the court having jurisdiction of the offense with which the accused stands charged or any assistant clerk of such court who is bonded in the same manner as the clerk or any person or officer authorized to accept bail, a sum of money equal to the amount called for by such bond, or (2) may pledge real property, the equity of which is equal to the amount called for by such bond, provided the person pledging such property is the owner of such property, and such accused person shall thereupon be admitted to bail. When cash bail is offered, such bond shall be executed and the money shall be received in lieu of a surety or sureties upon such bond. Such cash bail shall be retained by the clerk of such court until a final order of the court disposing of the same is passed; provided, if such bond is forfeited, the clerk of such court shall pay the money to the payee named therein, according to the terms and conditions of the bond. When cash bail in excess of ten thousand dollars is received for a person accused of a felony, where the underlying facts and circumstances of the felony involve the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against another person, the clerk of such court shall prepare a report that contains (A) the name, address and taxpayer identification number of the accused person, (B) the name, address and taxpayer identification number of each person offering the cash bail, other than a person licensed as a professional bondsman or a surety bail bondsman under chapter 533, [or a surety bail bond agent under chapter 700f,] (C) the amount of cash received, and (D) the date the cash was received. Not later than fifteen days after receipt of such cash bail, the clerk of such court shall file the report with the Department of Revenue Services and mail a copy of the report to the state's attorney for the judicial district in which the court is located and to each person offering the cash bail.

(b) [When] Whenever real property is pledged, the pledge shall constitute a lien on the real property upon the filing of a notice of lien in the office of the town clerk of the town in which the property is located. The lien shall be in an amount equal to the bond set by the court. The notice of lien shall be on a form prescribed by the Office of the Chief Court Administrator. Upon order of forfeiture of the underlying bond, the state's attorney for the judicial district in which the forfeiture is ordered shall refer the matter to the Attorney General and the Attorney General may, on behalf of the state, foreclose such lien in the same manner as a mortgage. The lien created by this subsection shall expire six years after the forfeiture is ordered unless the Attorney General commences an action to foreclose it within that period of time and records a notice of lis pendens in evidence thereof on the land records of the town in which the property is located. If the bond has not been ordered forfeited, the clerk of the court shall authorize the recording of a release of such lien upon final disposition of the criminal matter or upon order of the court. The release shall be on a form prescribed by the Office of the Chief Court Administrator.

(c) Whenever an accused person is released upon the deposit by a person on behalf of the accused person of a sum of money equal to the amount called for by such bond or upon the pledge by a person on behalf of the accused person of real property, the equity of which is equal to the amount called for by such bond, and such bond is ordered forfeited because the accused person failed to appear in court as conditioned in such bond, the court shall, at the time of ordering the bond forfeited: (1) Issue a rearrest warrant or a capias directing a proper officer to take the accused person into custody, (2) provide written notice to the person who offered cash bail or pledged real property on behalf of the accused person that the accused person has failed to appear in court as conditioned in such bond, and (3) order a stay of execution upon the forfeiture for six months. When the accused person whose bond has been forfeited is returned to custody pursuant to the rearrest warrant or a capias within six months of the date such bond was ordered forfeited, the bond shall be automatically terminated and the person who offered cash bail or pledged real property on behalf of the accused person shall be released from such obligation and the court shall order new conditions of release for the accused person in accordance with section 54-64a, as amended by this act. When the accused person whose bond has been forfeited returns to court voluntarily within five business days of the date such bond was ordered forfeited, the court may, in its discretion, and after finding that the accused person's failure to appear was not wilful, vacate the forfeiture order and reinstate the bond. Such stay of execution shall not prevent the issuance of a rearrest warrant or a capias.

(d) Whenever an accused person, whose bond has been forfeited, is returned to the jurisdiction of the court within one year of the date such bond was ordered forfeited, the person who offered cash bail or pledged real property shall be entitled to a rebate of that portion of the forfeited amount or equity as may be fixed by the court or as may be established by a schedule adopted by rule of the judges of the superior court.

(e) The court shall not reduce, extend or vacate the stay of execution ordered pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of this section.

Sec. 25. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) The Insurance Department shall provide to the Judicial Branch, the Department of Public Safety and the Attorney General (1) the name of each insurer licensed to underwrite surety bonds and transact bail bond business in this state, (2) the street address of the principal office of such insurer, and (3) the five-digit identification code assigned to such insurer by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

(b) Each power of attorney form provided by an insurer to a surety bail bondsman shall contain, preprinted on such form, the name of the insurer, the street address of the principal office of such insurer and the five-digit identification code assigned to such insurer by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

(c) Each insurer licensed to underwrite surety bonds and transact bail bond business in this state shall prenumber the power of attorney forms it provides to surety bail bondsmen or otherwise implement a process as may be prescribed by the Insurance Department to uniquely identify each such form.

Sec. 26. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Upon the request of a person licensed as a professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman under chapter 533 of the general statutes or a bail enforcement agent under sections 29-152f to 29-152i, inclusive, of the general statutes, as amended by this act, the Judicial Branch shall verify whether a rearrest warrant or capias issued pursuant to section 54-65a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, is still outstanding.

Sec. 27. Section 51-279b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

[(a)] The Chief State's Attorney shall establish a racketeering and continuing criminal activities unit within the Division of Criminal Justice. Such unit shall be available for the investigation and prosecution of criminal matters including, but not limited to, the illegal purchase and sale of controlled substances, criminal activity by gangs, fraud, corruption, illegal gambling and the recruitment of persons to carry out such illegal activities.

[(b) The Chief State's Attorney shall establish a bond forfeiture unit within the Division of Criminal Justice. Such unit shall be responsible for the collection, in the name of the state, and by suit when necessary, of all forfeited bonds payable to the state. Such unit may compromise and settle forfeited bonds for less than the amount thereof without regard to the expiration of any stay of forfeiture.

(c) The Chief State's Attorney shall develop uniform standards for the compromise and settlement of forfeited bonds. Such standards shall be applied on a state-wide basis.]

Sec. 28. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) (a) The Attorney General shall be responsible for the collection, in the name of the state, of all forfeited bail bonds payable to the state.

(b) Whenever a court orders a surety bond forfeited, the Judicial Branch shall, in addition to the notice required pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 54-65a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, provide notice of such forfeiture and such information as deemed necessary for the collection of such forfeited bond to the Attorney General.

(c) During the fifth month of the six-month stay of execution ordered by the court pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 54-65a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, the Attorney General shall send a written notice to the surety informing such surety that payment of the forfeited bond is due upon the expiration of such stay of execution. Such notice shall contain information on the applicable payment schedule including information on any discounts or rebates that may be available. There shall be a presumption that a notice sent to a surety pursuant to this subsection and not returned to the sender was received by the surety.

(d) The surety on a bond that has been ordered forfeited shall pay the total amount of such bond within thirty days after the expiration of the six-month stay of execution, except that if payment is made within ten days after such expiration, such surety may pay ninety per cent of the amount of such bond.

(e) A forfeited bond that is not paid within thirty days after the expiration of the six-month stay of execution shall accrue interest at the rate of one per cent per month or any portion thereof.

(f) All payments of forfeited bonds shall be made to the Office of the Attorney General.

(g) Funds collected as forfeited bonds shall be allocated as follows: Ten per cent shall be allocated to the Office of the Attorney General for the purpose of the collection of forfeited bail bonds; forty per cent shall be allocated to the Department of Public Safety for purposes of the licensing of professional bondsmen and surety bail bondsmen, regulating the commercial bail bond industry and expanding the fugitive recovery unit; and fifty per cent shall be allocated to the General Fund.

Sec. 29. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) A court shall release a professional bondsman, surety bail bondsman or insurer from the obligation to pay a forfeited bond if the accused person is detained in another state, a territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia or a foreign jurisdiction and this state declines to seek the extradition of such person.

Sec. 30. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) No court may vacate a forfeiture order and reinstate a forfeited bond after five business days of the date the bond was ordered forfeited unless the professional bondsman, surety bail bondsman or insurer who executed the forfeited bond agrees to remain the surety on the reinstated bond.

Sec. 31. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) The Judicial Branch, Department of Public Safety, Insurance Department and Attorney General shall develop and implement a process to provide timely notification and accurate information to facilitate the collection of forfeited bail bonds and the suspension of the licenses of professional bondsmen, surety bail bondsmen and insurers who have failed to pay such forfeited bail bonds.

Sec. 32. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) No person may file an appeal of an order of a court forfeiting a bond unless such person (1) places in escrow with the court the total amount of the forfeited bond or pays such amount under protest with a reservation of appellate rights, or (2) posts with the court a supersedeas bond from an insurer authorized to transact surety business in this state in the amount of one hundred fifty per cent of the amount of the forfeited bond for purposes of guaranteeing payment of any judgment, interest, fees or costs that may be awarded by the court.

Sec. 33. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) Any funds held by an insurer in a fiduciary capacity on behalf of a surety bail bondsman for purposes of indemnifying the insurer for losses and costs associated with surety bonds executed by such bondsman shall be deposited and maintained in a Connecticut bank or federal bank, as those terms are defined in section 36a-1 of the general statutes.

Sec. 34. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) A court shall vacate an order forfeiting a bond and release the surety if (1) the principal is incarcerated in another state, territory or country for a period in excess of the six-month stay of execution ordered pursuant to section 54-65a or 54-66 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, (2) the professional bondsman, the surety bail bondsman or the insurer provides proof of such incarceration to the court and the state's attorney prosecuting the case, and (3) the state's attorney prosecuting the case declines to seek extradition of the principal.

Sec. 35. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2008) The Judicial Branch shall notify the Attorney General whenever a court vacates an order forfeiting a bond.

Sec. 36. Section 29-152e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

No person shall, as a surety on a bond in a criminal proceeding or an agent of such surety, engage in the business of taking or attempting to take into custody or otherwise locating, transporting or arranging the surrender or apprehension of the principal on the bond who has failed to appear in court and for whom a rearrest warrant or a capias has been issued pursuant to section 54-65a, as amended by this act, unless such person is licensed as a professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman under chapter 533 [, a surety bail bond agent under chapter 700f] or a bail enforcement agent under sections 29-152f to 29-152i, inclusive, as amended by this act.

Sec. 37. Section 29-152i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

The Commissioner of Public Safety may suspend, revoke or refuse to renew the license of any bail enforcement agent, provided notice shall have been given to the licensee to appear before the commissioner to show cause why the license should not be suspended, revoked or refused renewal, upon a finding by the commissioner that: (1) The licensee has violated any of the terms or provisions of sections 29-152e to 29-152m, inclusive, as amended by this act, [or section 38a-660a] or any of the regulations adopted under section 29-152o; (2) the licensee has practiced fraud, deceit or misrepresentation; (3) the licensee has made a material misstatement in the application for issuance or renewal of such license; (4) the licensee has demonstrated incompetence or untrustworthiness in the conduct of the licensee's business; (5) the licensee has been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor specified in section 29-152f, or other crime affecting the licensee's honesty, integrity or moral fitness; or (6) the licensee is unsuitable. The suspension or revocation of, or the refusal to renew, any bail enforcement agent's license shall also constitute the revocation of the bail enforcement agent's firearms permit issued pursuant to section 29-152m, as amended by this act. Any bail enforcement agent who fails to surrender such license within five days of notification in writing of the suspension or revocation of, or refusal to renew, such license shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor. Any party aggrieved by an order of the commissioner under this section may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except venue for such appeal shall be in the judicial district of Hartford.

Sec. 38. Section 29-152k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

Prior to taking or attempting to take into custody the principal on a bond, a professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman licensed under chapter 533 [, a surety bail bond agent licensed under chapter 700f] or a bail enforcement agent licensed under sections 29-152f to 29-152i, inclusive, as amended by this act, shall notify the police department or resident state trooper for, or state police troop having jurisdiction over, the municipality in which the principal is believed to be located of such bondsman's or agent's intentions.

Sec. 39. Section 29-152l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

No professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman licensed under chapter 533 [, surety bail bond agent licensed under chapter 700f] or bail enforcement agent licensed under sections 29-152f to 29-152i, inclusive, as amended by this act, shall wear, carry or display any uniform, badge, shield or other insignia or emblems that purport to indicate that such bondsman or agent is an employee, officer or agent of the state or any political subdivision of the state or of the federal government.

Sec. 40. Section 29-152m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) No professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman licensed under chapter 533 [, surety bail bond agent licensed under chapter 700f] or bail enforcement agent licensed under sections 29-152f to 29-152i, inclusive, as amended by this act, shall carry a pistol, revolver or other firearm while engaging in the business of a professional bondsman, surety bail [bond agent] bondsman or bail enforcement agent, as the case may be, or while traveling to or from such business unless such bondsman or agent obtains a special permit from the Commissioner of Public Safety in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section. The permit required under this section shall be in addition to the permit requirement imposed under section 29-28 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes.

(b) The Commissioner of Public Safety may grant to any professional bondsman or surety bail bondsman licensed under chapter 533 [, surety bail bond agent licensed under chapter 700f] or bail enforcement agent licensed under sections 29-152f to 29-152i, inclusive, as amended by this act, a permit to carry a pistol or revolver or other firearm while engaging in the business of professional bondsman, surety bail [bond agent] bondsman or bail enforcement agent, as the case may be, or while traveling to or from such business, provided that such bondsman or agent has proven to the satisfaction of the commissioner that such bondsman or agent has successfully completed a course, approved by the commissioner, of training in the safety and use of firearms. The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 concerning the approval of schools, institutions or organizations offering such courses, requirements for instructors and the required number of hours and content of such courses.

(c) Application for a permit issued pursuant to this section shall be made on forms provided by the commissioner and shall be accompanied by a thirty-one-dollar fee. Such permit shall have an expiration date that coincides with that of the state permit to carry a pistol or revolver issued pursuant to section 29-28 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes. A permit issued pursuant to this section shall be renewable every five years with a renewal fee of thirty-one dollars. The commissioner shall send, by first class mail, a notice of expiration of the bail enforcement agent firearms permit issued pursuant to this section, together with a notice of expiration of the permit to carry a pistol or revolver issued pursuant to section 29-28 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, in one combined form. The commissioner shall send such combined notice to the holder of the permits not later than ninety days before the date of the expiration of both permits, and shall enclose a form for renewal of the permits. A bail enforcement agent firearms permit issued pursuant to this section shall be valid for a period of ninety days after the expiration date, except this provision shall not apply if the permit to carry a pistol or revolver has been revoked or revocation is pending pursuant to section 29-32, in which case the bail enforcement agent firearms permit issued pursuant to this section shall also be revoked.

Sec. 41. Section 29-152n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

Any person who violates any provision of sections 29-152e to 29-152m, inclusive, as amended by this act, [and 38a-660a] shall be guilty of a class D felony.

Sec. 42. (Effective October 1, 2008) Section 38a-660a of the general statutes is repealed.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 2

October 1, 2008

38a-660

Sec. 3

July 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 4

July 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 5

October 1, 2008

29-144

Sec. 6

October 1, 2008

29-145

Sec. 7

October 1, 2008

29-146

Sec. 8

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 9

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 10

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 11

October 1, 2008

29-147

Sec. 12

October 1, 2008

29-147a

Sec. 13

October 1, 2008

29-148

Sec. 14

October 1, 2008

29-149

Sec. 15

October 1, 2008

29-150

Sec. 16

October 1, 2008

29-152

Sec. 17

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 18

October 1, 2008

29-151

Sec. 19

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 20

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 21

October 1, 2008

54-63c(c)

Sec. 22

October 1, 2008

54-63d(d)

Sec. 23

October 1, 2008

54-65a

Sec. 24

October 1, 2008

54-66

Sec. 25

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 26

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 27

October 1, 2008

51-279b

Sec. 28

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 29

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 30

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 31

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 32

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 33

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 34

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 35

October 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 36

October 1, 2008

29-152e

Sec. 37

October 1, 2008

29-152i

Sec. 38

October 1, 2008

29-152k

Sec. 39

October 1, 2008

29-152l

Sec. 40

October 1, 2008

29-152m

Sec. 41

October 1, 2008

29-152n

Sec. 42

October 1, 2008

Repealer section

Statement of Purpose:

To provide for better regulation of the bail bond industry.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]