AB 1347

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 19, 2021
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Bail: premiums.

Bill Subjects

Bail: Premiums.

Abstract

Existing law provides for the procedure of approving and accepting bail, and issuing an order for the appearance and release of an arrested person. Existing law generally regulates the undertaking of bail and the licensing of bail agents and bail solicitors by the Insurance Commissioner. This bill would, on and after January 1, 2022, prohibit an insurer, bail agent, or other bail licensee from entering into a contract, agreement, or undertaking of bail which requires the payment of more than one premium for the duration of the agreement, and would require the duration of the agreement to be until bail is exonerated. The bill would also prohibit an insurer, bail agent, or other bail licensee from charging, collecting, or receiving a renewal premium in connection with a contract, agreement, or undertaking of bail after that date. The bill would additionally make an insurer, bail agent, or other bail licensee liable to the person affected by a violation of this section for all damages which that person sustains plus $3,000 in statutory damages, and court costs and reasonable attorney's fees, as specified.

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Mar 04, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Feb 22, 2021

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 20, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.

Feb 19, 2021

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

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02/19/21 - Introduced PDF

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