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28-5104. Bond requirement
A. Except as provided in subsection F of this section and sections 28-5101.01 and 28-5101.02, a person who applies for authorization pursuant to this article shall submit with the application a bond in a form to be approved by the director and in an amount of at least $100,000 for each location.
B. A surety company authorized to transact business in this state shall execute the bond with the applicant as principal obligor on the bond and the state as obligee. The bond shall be conditioned that the applicant will faithfully comply with all of the provisions of law and that the bond is noncancellable without at least sixty days' prior notice to the director. Any future liability of the surety company terminates on the director's termination of a third party's authorization.
C. The bond inures to the benefit of any person who suffers loss because of any of the following:
1. Nonpayment by the authorized person of any fee or tax paid to the third party by that person.
2. Insolvency or discontinuance of business.
3. Failure of the authorized third party to comply with the authorized third party's duties pursuant to this article.
D. The aggregate liability of a surety company for any breach of the conditions of a bond required pursuant to this section shall not exceed the amount of the bond.
E. The bond requirement of this section does not apply to:
1. A department, an agency or a political subdivision of this state.
2. A court of this state.
3. A law enforcement agency or department of this state.
4. A financial institution or enterprise under the jurisdiction of the department of insurance and financial institutions or a federal monetary authority.
5. The federal government or any of its agencies.
6. A motor vehicle dealer that is licensed and bonded by the department of transportation or a state organization of licensed and bonded motor vehicle dealers.
7. A manufacturer, an importer, a factory branch or a distributor licensed by the department of transportation.
8. An insurer under the jurisdiction of the department of insurance and financial institutions.
9. An owner or a registrant of a fleet of one hundred or more vehicles.
10. A public utility.
11. A tribal government.
12. An employer or association that has at least five hundred employees or members.
F. A towing company employee who conducts a level one motor vehicle inspection described in section 28-2011 and who applies for authorization pursuant to this article shall submit with the application a bond in a form to be approved by the director and in an amount of not more than $25,000. The bond issued pursuant to this subsection covers every location in which the towing company is located.