TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO GROUNDS FOR REVOCATION OF LICENSURE UNDER THE LAWS REGULATING BAIL BONDSMAN.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Amends GS 58-71-82 to add additional language clarifying that nothing in the Article is to be construed to prohibit a person from simultaneously holding a professional bondsman's license and a runner's license.
Amends GS 15A-544.5(d)(1) to provide, in addition to a defendant or any surety, that the following parties may make a written motion under the statute: (1) a professional bondman or a runner acting on behalf of a professional bondsman and (2) a bail agent acting on behalf of an insurance company. Makes similar changes to GS 15A-544.8(c)(1). These provisions are effective December 1, 2011.
Amends GS 15A-544.5(d)(4) to clarify that if a proper written objection to a motion that forfeiture be set aside has not been filed within 20 days of service of the forfeiture motion, the clerk must enter an order setting aside forfeiture, regardless of the basis for relief asserted in the motion, the evidence attached, or the absence of either.
Adds whereas clauses to the act. Makes other clarifying changes.