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Legislative Change Resources

The following North Carolina Administrative Code Rule amendments and adoptions for Title 11 NCAC, Chapter 13 applicable to bail bond prelicensing and continuing education requirements were filed with the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings on April 24, 2012 with a requested effective date of September 1, 2012. They will be published in the NC Register on May, 15, 2012, and the public comment period is May 15 through July 16, 2012. The Public Hearing is scheduled for June 15, 2012, in the Jim Long Hearing Room, Dobbs Building, Raleigh, NC. The Rules Review Commission is scheduled to meet on August 16, 2012, to review and make a determination on approval of the proposed rule changes. If approved, the rules will be effective September 1, 2012.

Chapter 13 – Proposed Rule Amendments

Chapter 13 – Proposed Rule Adoptions

  • 11 NCAC 13.0525 CONTINUING EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
  • 11 NCAC 13.0531 SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS FOR COMPLETION OF BCE REQUIREMENT THROUGH AUDIO VISUAL REPLAY

Bondsman and Runner Access to Criminal Record Information

Pursuant to House Bill 335 (SESSION LAW 2011-412), new bail bond statute G.S. 58-71-200, allows for all actively licensed professional bail bondsmen, surety bail bondsmen, and bail bond runners to apply to the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) and pay an initial setup fee to get access to NCAOC criminal record information. G.S. 58-71-200 is effective October 15, 2011, and all hardware, software, telecommunications charges, or other expenditures required for such access shall be the sole responsibility of the individual bondsman or runner. Bondsmen and runners requesting access to the Automated Criminal/Infractions System (ACIS) pursuant to G.S. 58-71-200 should follow the instructions provided by NCAOC

All questions about these instructions should be directed to NCAOC’s Security Administration team at 919-890-2221 or security@nccourts.org.

Chapter 13 – Amended Rule Effective 3-1-2011

2010 Rules Filing

The following North Carolina Administrative Rule changes for Title 11 NCAC Chapter 13 applicable to bail bondsmen were approved for an October 1, 2010 effective date:

Chapter 13 - Repealed Rules Effective 10-1-2010

  • 11 NCAC 13 .0101 DEFINITIONS
  • 11 NCAC 13 .0102 PURPOSE OF DIVISION
  • 11 NCAC 13 .0103 DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
  • 11 NCAC 13 .0104 DIVISION PERSONNEL
  • 11 NCAC 13 .0105 FIELD INVESTIGATIONS: EXAMINATIONS
  • 11 NCAC 13 .0516 SURETY BONDSMEN LICENSING PROCEDURES

Chapter 13 - Amended Rules Effective 10-1-2010

Chapter 13 - Adopted Rules Effective 10-1-2010

Chapter 13 - Rule Amended Effective 11-1-2010

  • 11 NCAC 13 .0528 SANCTIONS FOR BCEC NONCOMPLIANCE BY LICENSEES, COURSE PROVIDERS AND INSTRUCTORS

Fee Increases

On August 7, 2009, Governor Perdue signed Senate Bill 202 into law. This was a budget appropriations bill for current operations of state departments, institutions, and agencies. Based on this bill, the license fees for certain Department of Insurance licenses issued by Agent Services Division were increased effective 8/15/2009.

License fees for bail bondsmen, runners, premium finance companies, motor clubs, collection agencies, and viatical settlement brokers were increased. View full text of Senate Bill 202.

Agent Services Division has revised the license applications for the above license types to reflect the new fee amounts effective 8/15/2009. These revised applications are posted on the Department’s website www.ncdoi.com. If Agent Services Division receives an application on or after 8/15/2009 with the incorrect license fee amount, we will not review the application until the correct fee amount is paid. We will send a letter to the applicant advising that the application is in a “pending” status until such time the total amount of fee is received.

Please contact Agent Services Division at 919-807-6800 if you have any questions.