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Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 648
BAIL BOND AGENTS
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F.S. 648.43
648.43 Power of attorney; approval by office; filing of copies; notification of transfer bond.
(1) Every insurer engaged in the writing of bail bonds through bail bond agents in this state shall submit to the office for prior approval a sample power of attorney, which shall be the only form of power of attorney the insurer issues to bail bond agents in this state.
(2) Every professional bail bond agent who authorizes a licensed professional bail bond agent directly employed and appointed by him or her to sign his or her name to bonds must file a copy of the power of attorney given to the appointed professional bail bond agent with the sheriff and the clerk of the circuit court in the county in which he or she resides and with the department. Such power of attorney shall remain in full force and effect until written notice revoking the power of attorney has been received by the above-named officials.
(3) Every bail bond agent who executes or countersigns a transfer bond shall indicate in writing on the bond the name and address of the referring bail bond agent.
History.s. 15, ch. 29621, 1955; s. 14, ch. 61-406; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 177, ch. 70-339; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 21, 71, 72, ch. 82-175; ss. 23, 50, 51, ch. 84-103; s. 5, ch. 87-321; ss. 28, 46, 47, ch. 90-131; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 29, ch. 96-372; s. 33, ch. 2014-123.
Note.Former s. 903.51.