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CS/HB 1395: Bail Bonds

GENERAL BILL by Insurance and Banking Subcommittee ; Nelson

Bail Bonds; Prohibits transmittal of electronic bonds by unlicensed individuals; allows licensed bail bond agents to electronically transmit bonds in county in which agency is located in certain circumstances; provides for multiple forms of powers of attorney; prohibits bail bond agents from authorizing countersignatures to bonds or powers of attorney; provides that forms for electronic transmittal of bonds may not be furnished to unlicensed individuals; provides for justification of suretyship of bond agents by inclusion of original power of attorney or by initiating electronic transmission of executed power of attorney; provides that money orders & cashier's checks cannot be used to secure more than one bond; allows two or more qualified sureties to each post portions of bond amount; provides for sheriff to select whether to accept electronic bonds in certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Regulatory Affairs Committee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/4/2014 House • Filed
• Introduced -HJ 113
3/11/2014 House • Referred to Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 271
3/21/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, 03/25/14, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
3/25/2014 House • CS by Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 1 -HJ 366
3/26/2014 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Insurance and Banking Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 362
3/28/2014 House • Original reference(s) removed: Civil Justice Subcommittee
• CS referred to Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 404
• Now in Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 404
5/2/2014 House • Died in Regulatory Affairs Committee