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6-1205. Bond required; conditions; notice; cancellation; substitution
A. Each application for a license shall be accompanied by and each licensee shall maintain at all times a bond executed by the licensee as principal and a surety company authorized to do business in this state as surety. The bond shall be in the amount of $25,000 for a licensee with five or fewer authorized delegates and locations, $100,000 for a licensee with more than five but fewer than twenty-one authorized delegates and locations and an additional $5,000 for each authorized delegate and location in excess of twenty but fewer than two hundred one authorized delegates and locations, to a maximum of $250,000 and an additional $5,000 for each authorized delegate and location in excess of two hundred authorized delegates and locations, to a maximum of $500,000.
B. The bond shall be conditioned on the faithful compliance of the licensee, including its directors, officers, authorized delegates and employees, with this chapter. The bond shall be payable to any person injured by the wrongful act, default, fraud or misrepresentation of the licensee, the licensee's authorized delegates or the licensee's employees or to the state for the benefit of the person injured. Only one bond is required for any licensee irrespective of the number of officers, directors, locations, employees or authorized delegates of that licensee.
C. The bond shall remain in effect until cancelled by the surety, which cancellation may be had only after thirty days' written notice to the deputy director. That cancellation does not affect any liability incurred or accrued during the thirty-day period.
D. In lieu of the bond prescribed in this section, an applicant for a license or a licensee may deposit with the deputy director cash or alternatives to cash acceptable to the deputy director in the amount of the required bond. Notwithstanding section 35-155, subsection E, the principal amount of the deposit shall be released only on written authorization of the deputy director or on the order of a court of competent jurisdiction. The principal amount of the deposit shall not be released to the licensee before the expiration of five years after the first occurrence of any of the following:
1. The date of substitution of a bond for a cash alternative unless the deputy director determines in the deputy director's discretion that the bond constitutes adequate security for all past, present or future obligations of the licensee. After that determination, the cash alternative may be immediately released.
2. The surrender of the license.
3. The revocation of the license.
4. The expiration of the license.
E. Notwithstanding subsections A through D of this section, if the required amount of the bond is reduced, whether by change in the number of authorized delegates or locations or by legislative action, a cash deposit in lieu of that bond shall not be correspondingly reduced but shall be maintained at the higher amount until the expiration of three years after the effective date of the reduction in the required amount of that bond unless the deputy director in the deputy director's discretion determines otherwise.