Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 69
WAREHOUSES
CHAPTER 2
BONDED WAREHOUSE LAW
69-208.  Bond of applicant for license — Additional bond — Additional obligations — Certificate of deposit or irrevocable letter of credit in lieu of bond — Single bond. Each warehouseman applying for a license to conduct a warehouse in accordance with this chapter shall, as a condition to the granting thereof, execute and file with the department a good and sufficient bond other than personal security. The bond shall be in favor of the commodity indemnity fund to secure the faithful performance of his obligations as a warehouseman under all the laws of the state, including obligations arising by operation of the commodity indemnity fund program, and the rules prescribed hereunder, and of such additional obligations as a warehouseman as may be assumed by him under contracts with the respective depositors of agricultural commodities in such warehouse. Said bond shall be in such form and amount, shall have such surety or sureties, and shall contain such terms and conditions as the department may prescribe to carry out the purposes of this chapter. Whenever the department shall determine that a bond approved by it is, or for any cause has become, insufficient, it shall require an additional bond or bonds to be given by the warehouseman concerned, conforming with the requirements of this section, and unless the same be given within the time fixed by a written demand therefor the license of such warehouseman shall be suspended or revoked.
The bond shall be approved by the department and shall be conditioned upon the faithful performance by the warehouseman of the duty to keep in the warehouse for the depositor the agricultural commodity delivered and to deliver the agricultural commodity to or for such depositors. The bond shall also be conditioned upon the faithful performance by the warehouseman of any additional obligations involving marketing transactions with a depositor.
The warehouseman may give a single bond meeting the requirements as provided in this chapter and all warehouses operated by the warehouseman shall be as one (1) warehouse for the purpose of compliance with the provisions of this section. At the discretion of the director, any person required to submit a bond to the department in accordance with this chapter, may give to the department a certificate of deposit or an irrevocable letter of credit payable to the commodity indemnity fund in lieu of the bond required herein. The principal amount of the certificate of deposit or irrevocable letter of credit shall be the same as that required for a surety bond pursuant to this chapter. Accrued interest upon the certificate of deposit shall be payable to the purchaser of the certificate. The irrevocable letter of credit or certificate of deposit shall remain on file with the department until it is released, canceled or discharged by the director or until the director is notified ninety (90) days in advance, by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, that the irrevocable letter of credit or certificate of deposit is renewed, canceled or amended. Failure to notify the director may result in the suspension or revocation of the bonded warehouse license. The provisions of this chapter that apply to a bond required pursuant to this chapter apply to each certificate of deposit or irrevocable letter of credit given in lieu of such bond.
Under provisions of this chapter, an irrevocable letter of credit or certificate of deposit shall not be acceptable unless it is issued by a national bank or federal thrift institution in Idaho or by a state-chartered bank or thrift institution authorized to conduct business in Idaho and insured by the federal deposit insurance corporation.
Any changes in the capacity of a warehouse or installation of any new warehouses involving a change in the bond liability under the provisions of this chapter shall be reported to the department prior to the operation thereof.
If a warehouseman is licensed pursuant to chapter 51, title 22, Idaho Code, that same warehouseman may obtain a single bond, certificate of deposit or irrevocable letter of credit as surety for both chapter 2, title 69, Idaho Code, and chapter 51, title 22, Idaho Code. If a single bond, certificate of deposit or irrevocable letter of credit is written covering chapter 2, title 69, Idaho Code, and chapter 51, title 22, Idaho Code, the bond, certificate of deposit or irrevocable letter of credit shall be made out in favor of the commodity indemnity fund and the seed indemnity fund. In the event a warehouseman fails as defined in section 69-202(8), Idaho Code, and a single bond, certificate of deposit or irrevocable letter of credit is written in favor of the commodity indemnity fund and seed indemnity fund, the proceeds of the bond, certificate of deposit or irrevocable letter of credit will be allocated based on the dollar amount of the verified claims approved pursuant to chapter 2, title 69, Idaho Code, and chapter 51, title 22, Idaho Code.

History:
[(69-208) 1919, ch. 152, sec. 8, p. 484; C.S., sec. 6185; am. 1921, ch. 34, sec. 1, p. 43; I.C.A., sec. 67-208; am. 1982, ch. 25, sec. 6, p. 36; am. 1983, ch. 44, sec. 5, p. 106; am. 1985, ch. 138, sec. 2, p. 377; am. 1987, ch. 143, sec. 1, p. 284; am. 1988, ch. 350, sec. 3, p. 1041; am. 1992, ch. 44, sec. 1, p. 145; am. 1996, ch. 34, sec. 1, p. 86; am. 2002, ch. 259, sec. 6, p. 763; am. 2003, ch. 150, sec. 1, p. 430.]


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