Missouri agency proposes changes to bail bond industry
Thursday, January 7, 2010 | 4:30 p.m. CST;
updated 5:43 p.m. CST, Thursday, January 7, 2010
JEFFERSON CITY — A state agency is recommending tighter regulations on the bail bond industry in Missouri.
lawmakers last year ordered a study of the industry by the Department
of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration.
report issued Thursday by a 15-member study committee recommends
barring felons from getting bail bond licenses. The report also
recommends larger fines for violations and requiring that applicants
have high school diplomas.
The recommendations now go to the legislature for possible action.
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