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HOUSE BILL NO. 71
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H0071........................................................by MR. SPEAKER
Requested by Department of Finance
COLLECTION AGENCIES - Amends existing law to increase the amount of the
bond required for collection agencies from $5,000 to $15,000.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 71
BY MR. SPEAKER
Requested by: Department of Finance
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO BONDS OF COLLECTION AGENCIES; AMENDING SECTION 26-2232, IDAHO
3 CODE, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE BOND EXECUTED TO THE STATE OF IDAHO
4 FROM FIVE TO FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 26-2232, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 26-2232. BONDS. Upon approval of the application and prior to the issu-
9 ance of the permit the applicant must file in the department of finance two
10 (2) bonds. Both bonds shall be in a form provided by the attorney general of
11 this state, and shall be executed by the applicant as principal and by some
12 surety company authorized to do business in this state as surety, and shall be
13 for the term of any permit issued to the applicant. Each permittee shall be
14 required to have the two (2) bonds for each permit as hereinafter provided. In
15 lieu of the bonds required by this section, a certificate of deposit issued by
16 an Idaho bank and made payable to the director may be provided to the director
17 in the same principal amount as required for bonds. The interest on the cer-
18 tificate of deposit shall be payable to the permittee. The certificate of
19 deposit shall be maintained at all times during which the permittee is autho-
20 rized to do business under Idaho law, and must provide that it will remain in
21 effect for at least three (3) years following discontinuance of operations,
22 unless released earlier by the director when all statutory requirements have
23 been met.
24 (a) A bond shall be executed to the state of Idaho in the sum of
25 five fifteen thousand dollars ($ 1 5,000) or
26 upon renewal in such larger sum as hereinafter provided. In any case where a
27 permittee or its representatives has failed to account for and pay over the
28 proceeds of any collection made or money received for payment or prorating to
29 creditors, or has failed to return to a debtor any sum received that was not
30 to be applied to his debts, the creditor or debtor shall have in addition to
31 all other legal remedies a right of action in his own name on such bond with-
32 out the necessity of joining the permittee in such action. The bond shall be
33 continuous in form and shall remain in full force and effect for the permit
34 period. The surety may cancel the bond provided that the surety shall in such
35 event provide the permittee and the commissioner director
36 with notice thirty (30) days prior to cancelation of said bond. Such
37 notice shall be by registered or certified mail with request for a return
38 receipt and addressed to the permittee at its main office and to the director.
39 In no event shall the liability of the surety for any and all claims against
40 the bond exceed the face amount of such bond.
41 Upon renewal of any permit, the permittee shall supply the director with a
42 statement of the preceding year's net collections. The amount of the bond upon
43 renewal shall be in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000), or two (2)
1 times the average monthly net collections for the preceding year computed to
2 the next highest one thousand dollars ($1,000), whichever sum is greater, up
3 to a maximum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).
4 (b) A bond shall be executed to the state of Idaho in the sum of two
5 thousand dollars ($2,000), which shall be limited to the indemnification of
6 the department of finance for any and all expenses incurred as a result of
7 investigations, administrative proceedings, and prosecutions which shall be
8 instituted by the director against a permittee or licensee pursuant to this
9 act. The bond shall be continuous in form and remain in full force and effect
10 and run concurrently with the permit period and any renewal thereof. The
11 surety may cancel the bond provided that the surety shall in such event pro-
12 vide the permittee and the director with notice thirty (30) days prior to
13 cancelation of said bond. Such notice shall be registered or certified mail
14 with request for a return receipt and addressed to the permittee at its main
15 office and to the director. In no event shall the liability of the surety for
16 any and all claims against the bond exceed the face amount of such bond.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation amends the Idaho Collection Agency Act to increase
the amount of the bond required (from $5,000 to $15,000) in order
to afford greater protection to collection agency customers.
Name: Kelly Robison
Agency: Idaho Department of Finance
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