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  374.702.  License required, restrictions on practice. — 1.  No person shall engage in the bail bond business as a bail bond agent or a general bail bond agent without being licensed as provided in sections 374.695 to 374.775.

  2.  No judge, attorney, court official, law enforcement officer, state, county, or municipal employee who is either elected or appointed shall be licensed as a bail bond agent or a general bail bond agent.

  3.  A licensed bail bond agent shall not execute or issue an appearance bond in this state without holding a valid appointment from a general bail bond agent and without attaching to the appearance bond an executed and prenumbered power of attorney referencing the general bail bond agent or insurer.

  4.  A person licensed as an active bail bond agent shall hold the license for at least two years prior to owning or being an officer of a licensed general bail bond agent.

  5.  A general bail bond agent shall not engage in the bail bond business:

  (1)  Without having been licensed as a general bail bond agent pursuant to sections 374.695 to 374.775; or

  (2)  Except through an agent licensed as a bail bond agent pursuant to sections 374.695 to 374.775.

  6.  A general bail bond agent shall not permit any unlicensed person to solicit or engage in the bail bond business on the general bail bond agent's behalf, except for individuals who are employed solely for the performance of clerical, stenographic, investigative, or other administrative duties which do not require a license pursuant to sections 374.695 to 374.789.

  7.  Any person who is convicted of a violation of this section is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.  For any subsequent convictions, a person who is convicted of a violation of this section is guilty of a class E felony.

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(L. 2004 S.B. 1122, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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