IDAHO BAIL ACT
19-2918. REMITTANCE OF FORFEITURE — PAYMENT OF BAIL. (1) The person posting bail shall pay to the clerk of the court the amount of bail ordered within five (5) business days after the expiration of the one hundred eighty (180) day period following the order of forfeiture of bail unless:
(a) The order of forfeiture has been set aside by the court;
(b) The bail has been exonerated by the court; or
(c) A motion to set aside the order of forfeiture or a motion to exonerate bail has been timely filed, together with a request for hearing, and has not been decided by the court. If the motion is decided and denied by the court more than one hundred eighty (180) days after the order of forfeiture, then the person posting bail shall pay the amount of bail to the clerk of the court within five (5) business days after the entry of the court’s order denying the motion. A timely filed notice of appeal and motion to stay the forfeiture stays the obligation to remit payment until five (5) business days after the entry of the court’s order denying the motion to stay or, in the event such motion is granted, five (5) business days following the final determination of the appeal.
(2) If cash is deposited in lieu of bail, the clerk of the court shall pay the cash deposit to the county treasurer. If the person posting a bail bond or property bond that has been forfeited does not pay the amount of bail within the time provided in this section, then the order of forfeiture shall become a judgment against the person posting the bail bond or property bond.
(3) After the notice required by section 19-2915, Idaho Code, in the event that a surety insurance company fails to pay the amount of any bail forfeited within the time required by this section, the administrative district judge may order the sheriffs and clerks of all counties in the judicial district not to accept the posting of any new bail bonds from such company until the amount of bail forfeited has been paid. An administrative district judge in another district may also order the sheriffs and clerks of all counties in his district not to accept the posting of any new bail bonds from such company until the amount of bail forfeited has been paid.
(4) If the administrative district judge has reasonable cause to believe that a bail agent has committed any of the actions that could form the basis for a suspension of the bail agent’s license pursuant to section 41-1039(3), Idaho Code, the court shall immediately refer the matter to the director of the department of insurance for appropriate disciplinary action pursuant to sections 41-1016 and 41-1039, Idaho Code, and may enter an order that the sheriffs and clerks of all counties in the judicial district shall not accept bail bonds submitted by that bail agent until the director has rendered a decision as to whether to suspend the bail agent’s license pursuant to section 41-1039(3), Idaho Code. The director shall immediately notify all judicial district trial court administrators of such decision.
[19-2918, added 2009, ch. 90, sec. 2, p. 263; am. 2010, ch. 86, sec. 6, p. 167; am. 2013, ch. 36, sec. 2, p. 78.]