Archive for November, 2012
Senate Bill No. 1280: License Bond—Tobacco Product DistributorsThe Arizona Senate Bill 1280 will reflect changes to require all tobacco product distribution must post a bond for surety of license sales tax. The new bond law requires that the bond must be equal to 4X the average monthly liability for taxes of the distributor based on the preceding consecutive six months history of paid taxes or $500, based on whichever is the greater amount. In the event that a tobacco distributor does not have a six month history of tax payments, then the bond to be paid has to be at least $500. The bill was enacted on May 09, 2012. For full details and to see the actual language of the bill please follow our link here.
House Bill No. 2462: Court BondIn the house bill #2462 recently passed, a requirement will now be made that any dog owners whose dog has been seized for suspected cruel mistreatment or neglect including abandonment will need to post a court bond. That bond will be $25 per animal seized. This is a change from when the bond bill was first introduced, where the requirement would have been $200 per animal. The bond will be paid to ensure that the costs regarding care of the animal are covered. This bill was enacted on March 21, 2012. To see the complete bill in PDF form and read all circumstances that pertain to this bill be sure to click on our link here.
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contractors license and a surety bond to make a bid, it is always a good idea to be sure you have everything in place should your company win the bid for a civic project. This was illustrated recently when a company won a contracting bid to repair the roof of a local jail, but was then unable to produce a contractor’s license or contractors bond for the job. This Jackson Mississippi civic project bid is being held up while the contractor is being asked to produce evidence of both items.
- Part of the requirements of the license is that
- in favor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This bond is applicable for all resident adjusters. In addition, pre-licensing exams will be held as part of the licensing process, and will be available beginning November 1 2012.
- Complying with standards of conduct.
- Fulfilling certain specific educational requirements on an on-going basis.
- Fees that are charged must be deemed fair and reasonable in relation to work done.
- Completion of criminal background check.
- Payment of $250 fee.
- Surety bond of $50,000 is posted.
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The full details of this dispute are a good illustration of the need for clarity when it comes to performance bond issues. In Spring Hill Tennessee, the bond status of all current projects is being reviewed after discovering that several bankrupt residential development projects did not have bonds posted, even though this is a requirement of the city. This may be leaving the taxpayers to cover infrastructure costs where a surety bond for performance was never posted. The city says it will be looking into why certain developers were not required to post performance bonds and will ensure that all will be doing so in the future. For a closer look at the investigation into the inconsistent requirements for performance bonds, follow our link to the entire performance bond article. A similar problem has cropped up in a small town in Indiana. The town was left to pay for completing some roadways when the performance bond connected with a local development didn’t quite cover outstanding costs on roadwork after the company went bankrupt. Now Merrillville is looking at all the outstanding bonds to be sure that they are acted on in a timely manner and that they are sufficient to cover costs for infrastructure if the developer cannot complete the project. These are just a few examples of why it is so important for a developer of any size to be sure that the performance bonds they use for the project actually meet the needs of the infrastructure they are intended to cover. The cost of a surety bond should always be directly tied to these costs to ensure proper coverage.
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American Pit Bull Terrier (a.k.a. pit bull) or Rottweiler say that their dogs, if trained properly are no more dangerous than other dogs. Nonetheless, quite a few states have enacted both breed-specific legislation (BSL) and dangerous dog laws, and many of these laws do require a bond be posted by the owner. If you have a dog that has either been deemed dangerous by the courts because of a specific action or live in a state where specific breeds are required to have bonds posted against damages, then you should make sure you know the law for your dog.
States with BSLsBecause most BSL is done at the municipal or county level, some states have passed laws that do not allow a municipality to pass breed specific laws. BSL basically either bans specific breeds or requires that they are neutered. They can also require a bond be posted to ensure the owner will cover the costs for any damage done by their dogs. These states that have BSL include: Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia
States with Dangerous Dog Laws that Require Surety BondsThere are several states that do require any dog deemed dangerous by local authorities will have to post a surety bond to cover possible costs incurred by the dog. We recommend that all dog owners should be aware of these laws as any breed of dog can be deemed dangerous and liable for surety bond coverage by local authorities if it bites or attacks for any reason.
- Washington State – They have a dangerous dog law, named Chapter 16.08.080 Dogs that requires the posting of a dangerous dog surety bond of $250,000.00 payable to the injured party.
- Georgia – The State of Georgia’s statutes regarding dogs Title 4, Chapter 8, Article 25 requires anyone who owns a dog deemed dangerous or if they are potentially dangerous must have evidence of either an insurance policy or produce a surety bond that has been posted in the amount of $15,000.
- Pennsylvania – The state has enacted statutes 459-503-A that requires anyone who owns a dangerous dog to either show proof of insurance or post a surety bond. Both are required to be in the amount of $50,000.
- Alabama – Law was recently passed House Bill 231 requiring owners of dogs deemed dangerous to either post a bond or provide proof of insurance in the amount of $100,000.
- Minnesota – Statutes were passed regarding Regulations 347.50 Regulation of Dangerous Dogs that requires owners to post an animal control surety bond in the amount of $300,000.
- There are doubtless plenty of other states that have in the past posted laws regarding dangerous dogs that require owners to post a surety bond in that state. In fact, there are few states that do not have surety bond requirements for any dog owner whose dog has been deemed dangerous because of an incident. If in doubt, ask your local animal control. Posting a surety bond in the required amount is the law and will give most owners of dogs deemed dangerous some security against unreasonable lawsuits or even the possibility of having your dog seized or put down.
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