HB 1905 Bail bondsmen.
Kenneth R. Melvin | all patrons    ...    notes
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Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (all summaries)
Bail bondsmen. Establishes an insurance agent license for surety bail bondsmen. A person who has not obtained a surety bail bondsman license from the State Corporation Commission is prohibited from selling, soliciting or negotiating insurance on behalf of an insurance company that becomes surety on or guarantees a bond that is posted to assure performance of terms and conditions specified as a condition of bail. To qualify for such a license, an individual must (i) be licensed by the Commission as a property and casualty insurance agent; (ii) pass an examination; and (iii) submit his fingerprints and authorization for the conduct of a national criminal history record information check through the Central Criminal Records Exchange to determine whether the applicant has been convicted of a felony. The Commission will also be provided copies of each power of attorney from a fidelity and surety insurer appointing the individual to execute bonds on its behalf. The Commission shall not issue, renew or reissue a surety bail bondsman license to any individual who has been convicted of a felony unless his civil rights have been restored. The Commission is required to establish a separate database from which it may access pertinent information regarding licensed surety bail bondsmen. A surety bail bondsman license is issued for a two-year term. The Commission shall provide for the collection of fees for license issuance and renewal that are sufficient to cover the expenses of administering and operating the program. In addition, revocation or refusal to issue or renew a license is mandatory for certain enumerated causes. The Commission is required annually to furnish to the Clerk of the Supreme Court and to every clerk of circuit court a list of all licensed surety bail bondsmen and notice of any suspension or revocation of a surety bail bondsman's license or a fidelity and surety insurer's license. The measure also requires any property bail bondsman to obtain a certificate from a circuit court judge. No person shall carry on the business of a property bail bondsman without such a certificate, which is a prerequisite for a revenue license in the localities that require such licenses for property bail bondsmen. In order to obtain a certificate after October 1, 2003, a property bail bondsman must provide information regarding his identity and property, which may include an appraisal of the fair market value of real estate, an affidavit regarding any liens thereon and his equity in the property, and fingerprints and other information in order to conduct a criminal history record information check through the Central Criminal Records Exchange. All existing certificates of property bail bondsmen will expire on October 1, 2003. This measure is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 030264228  pdf | impact statement
02/01/03  House: Committee substitute printed 031816848-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1905ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/02/03  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1905ER2)  pdf
04/03/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0979)  pdf

Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed
Governor's recommendation

01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 030264228
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/03  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
01/31/03  House: Reported from C. J. with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/01/03  House: Committee substitute printed 031816848-H1
02/01/03  House: Read first time
02/03/03  House: Read second time
02/03/03  House: Committee substitute agreed to 031816848-H1
02/03/03  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 031816848-H1
02/04/03  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/05/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/03  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/amds (14-Y 0-N)
02/11/03  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/03  Senate: Read third time
02/12/03  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/12/03  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/12/03  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/14/03  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/14/03  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1905ER)
03/05/03  House: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/24/03  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/02/03  House: Placed on Calendar
04/02/03  House: House concurred in Gov's rec. BLOCK VOICE VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
04/02/03  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/02/03  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT GOV. RECOMM. (38-Y 0-N)
04/02/03  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/02/03  House: Reenrolled
04/02/03  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/02/03  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/02/03  House: Enacted, Chapter 979 (effective 7/1/03)
04/02/03  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1905ER2)
04/03/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0979)