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Summary: According to the committee report, a person who signs as a surety (guarantor) on a bail bond and defaults cannot sign as a surety on another bond until the bond in default is paid. Current law also requires the court clerk to notify law enforcement of the default. However, current law does not require the court clerk to notify the surety. HB 1562 requires the court clerk to notify the surety of the default via certified mail.
Analysis: Providing notification to a surety provides the individual with information that could expedite payment. HB 1562 neither uplifts nor offends any of our liberty principles. TPPA remains neutral.