SB 0157 Makes changes to the bail bondsmen licensing provisions
LR Number:0032S.06I Fiscal Note:0032-06
Committee:Financial and Governmental Organization, Veterans' Affairs & Elections
Last Action:03/10/03 - Hearing Conducted S Financial & Governmental Org., Journal page:
Veterans' Affairs & Elections Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2003
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SB 157 - This act requires anyone licensed under Sections 374.700 to 374.775 to complete a 20-hour classroom training program in the areas of law, field operations, skills, and first aid.

This act mandates that surety recovery agents licensed in this section be employed by no more than one bail bond agent.

Any complaints made against a person licensed under Sections 374.700 to 374.775 shall be investigated by the Department of Insurance and may be grounds for the denial of license renewal.

This act requires a bail bond agent licensed in another state to be accompanied by a local law enforcement official during an arrest.

This act prohibits a person licensed pursuant to Sections 374.700 to 374.775 to wear or display any uniform, badge or other insignia that purport the person to be a law enforcement official, but the act requires such person to carry identification cards issued by the Department of Insurance.

No person licensed in these sections shall carry any dangerous weapons, including any pistol, revolver or firearm.

Persons licensed under this section shall notify local law enforcement and be accompanied by at least one local law enforcement officer when performing the duties of fugitive recovery.