Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 253 -- Bail Bond Agents

Co-Sponsors:  Ross, Kelley (47)

This bill requires bail bond agents to notify and submit
certified copies of all pertinent paperwork to local law
enforcement officials prior to making or attempting an
apprehension.  Local law enforcement officials may accompany the
agent.  Violations of this section will be a class A misdemeanor
for first offenses, a class D felony for subsequent offenses,
and a violation of Section 374.755, RSMo.  Bail bond agents who
wrongfully cause damages to persons or property are liable for
the damages, which may include punitive damages.

The bill has a penalty provision.


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