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  374.715.  Application, form, qualifications, fee — monetary assignment required, amount, effective when. — 1.  Applications for examination and licensure as a bail bond agent or general bail bond agent shall be in writing and on forms prescribed and furnished by the department, and shall contain such information as the department requires.  Each application shall be accompanied by proof satisfactory to the department that the applicant is a citizen of the United States, has a high school diploma or general education development certificate (GED), is of good moral character, and meets the qualifications for surety on bail bonds as provided by supreme court rule.  Each application shall be accompanied by the examination and application fee set by the department.  Individuals currently employed as bail bond agents and general bail bond agents shall not be required to meet the education requirements needed for licensure pursuant to this section.

  2.  In addition, each applicant for licensure as a general bail bond agent shall furnish proof satisfactory to the department that the applicant or, if the applicant is a corporation, that each officer thereof has completed at least two years as a bail bond agent, and that the applicant possesses liquid assets of at least ten thousand dollars, along with a duly executed assignment of ten thousand dollars to the state of Missouri.  The assignment shall become effective upon the applicant's violating any provision of sections 374.695 to 374.789.  The assignment required by this section shall be in the form and executed in the manner prescribed by the department.  The director may require by regulation conditions by which additional assignments of assets of the general bail bond agent may occur when the circumstances of the business of the general bail bond agent warrants additional funds.  However, such additional funds shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars.


(L. 1983 S.B. 363 § 4, A.L. 1997 S.B. 248, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1122, A.L. 2018 H.B. 1719)

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