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20-340.04 - Bail recovery agent prohibitions; criminal records checks
20-340.04. Bail recovery agent prohibitions; criminal records checks
A. A person who has been convicted in any jurisdiction of theft, any felony or any crime involving the carrying or illegal use or possession of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument may not act as a bail recovery agent.
B. A person shall submit a full set of fingerprints to the department before acting as a bail recovery agent and shall submit a new set of fingerprints on or before September 1 of every third year after initial identification by the bail bond agent in the report that is filed with the director pursuant to section 13-3885, subsection C. The department of insurance and financial institutions shall submit the fingerprints to the department of public safety for the purpose of obtaining a state and federal criminal records check pursuant to section 41-1750 and Public Law 92-544. The fingerprint processing fee collected by the department shall be an amount that does not exceed the cost to the department that is charged by the federal bureau of investigation for the fingerprint processing to obtain federal criminal history record information. The department of public safety may exchange this fingerprint data with the federal bureau of investigation. The department of public safety shall provide the criminal history record information to the director pursuant to section 41-1750.
C. Any person who acts as a bail recovery agent on behalf of any bail bond agent and any person who conducts any action relating to a bail recovery or apprehension must be identified by the bail bond agent in the report that is filed with the director pursuant to section 13-3885, subsections C and D.
D. A bail bond agent may not employ a bail recovery agent who does not comply with this section and who has not been identified by the bail bond agent in the report that is filed with the director pursuant to section 13-3885, subsection C. A bail bond agent who is not licensed in this state shall contract with a bail bond agent in this state to retain the services of a bail recovery agent in this state.