SURETY INSURANCE CONTRACTS
41-2613. Surety companies authorized to become surety under arrest bond certificate — Certificate as cash bail. (A) Right of qualified surety company to become surety with respect to guaranteed arrest bond certificates.
(1) Any domestic or foreign surety company which has qualified to transact surety business in this state by complying with the provisions of title 41, Idaho Code, may, in any year, become surety in an amount not to exceed two hundred ($200) dollars with respect to any guaranteed arrest bond certificates issued in such year by an automobile club or association by filing with the department of insurance of this state an undertaking thus to become surety.
(2) Such undertaking shall be in form to be prescribed by the director of the department of insurance and shall state the following:
(a) The name and address of the automobile club or clubs or automobile association or associations with respect to the guaranteed arrest bond certificates of which the surety company undertakes to be surety.
(b) The unqualified obligation of the surety company to pay the fine or forfeiture in an amount not to exceed two hundred ($200) dollars of any person who, after posting a guaranteed arrest bond certificate with respect to which the surety company has undertaken to be surety, fails to make the appearance to guarantee which the guaranteed arrest bond certificate was posted.
(3) The term "guaranteed arrest bond certificate," as used herein, means any printed card or other certificate issued by an automobile club or association to any of its members, which said card or certificate is signed by such member and contains a printed statement that such automobile club or association and a surety company guarantee the appearance of the person whose signature appears on the card or certificate and that they will, in the event of failure of said person to appear in court at the time of trial, pay any fine or forfeiture imposed on such person in an amount not to exceed two hundred ($200) dollars.
(B) Guaranteed arrest bond certificates as cash bail. Any guaranteed arrest bond certificate with respect to which a surety company has become surety, as provided in section (A) hereof shall, when posted by the person whose signature appears thereon, be accepted in lieu of cash bail in an amount not to exceed two hundred ($200) dollars, as a bail bond, to guarantee the appearance of such person in any court, including municipal courts, in this state, at such time as may be required by the court, when such person is arrested for violation of any motor vehicle law of this state or ordinance of any municipality in this state (except for the offense of driving while intoxicated or for any felony) committed prior to the date of expiration shown on such guaranteed arrest bond certificates; provided, that any such guaranteed arrest bond certificate so posted as a bail bond in any court in this state shall be subject to the forfeiture and enforcement provisions with respect to bail bonds posted in criminal cases under the law as it now exists or may hereafter be amended, and that any such guaranteed arrest bond certificate posted as a bail bond in any municipal court in this state shall be subject to the forfeiture and enforcement provisions of the charter or ordinance of the particular municipality pertaining to bail bonds posted.
[I.C., sec. 41-2613, as added by 1963, ch. 36, sec. 1, p. 183.]