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Wyoming Statutes Title 33. Professions and Occupations § 33-11-108. Bond required for license;  terms, conditions and execution;  amount;  notice to surety;  new bond

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(a) The applicant shall be notified when the application is approved.  Within twenty (20) days after notification, the applicant shall file and thereafter maintain a deposit with the state treasurer or a bond as required by this act.  The license shall be issued upon approval of the bond by the board and the attorney general.  The bond shall be issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do business in Wyoming, in the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) and shall run to the state of Wyoming and to any party who may be a claimant.  The bond shall be executed and acknowledged by the applicant as principal.  The applicant may satisfy the bond requirement of this section by depositing with the state treasurer ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) cash.

(b) The bond shall be conditioned that the principal, as a licensee under this act, shall pay and turn over to or for the use of any claimant from whom any debt is taken or received for collection, the proceeds of such collection less the charges for collection in accordance with the terms of the agreement made between the principal and the claimant.

(c) The bond shall cover all debts placed with the licensee for collection.  Any claim under the bond shall be presented to the board.  The board shall promptly notify the surety.  If the surety fails to pay or settle the claim within thirty (30) days after notice from the board, the claimant may bring suit on the bond in the claimant's own name.  The aggregate liability of the surety for any and all claims which may arise under the bond shall in no event exceed the amount of the penalty of the bond.

(d) A licensee may file a new bond with the board at any time.  A surety company may file with the board notice of its withdrawal as surety of any licensee.  Upon the filing of a new bond or a notice of withdrawal, the liability of the former surety for all future acts of the licensee shall terminate except as provided in W.S. 33-11-109.

(e) Upon filing notice with the board by any surety company of its withdrawal as the surety of any licensee, or upon the revocation by the insurance commissioner of the authority of any surety company to transact business in this state, the board shall immediately give notice to the licensee of the withdrawal or revocation.  Within thirty (30) days from the date of notification the licensee shall file a new bond with the board.  If a licensee fails to file a new bond satisfactory to the board within the time allowed, the right of the licensee to conduct a collection agency shall terminate.

Cite this article: - Wyoming Statutes Title 33. Professions and Occupations § 33-11-108. Bond required for license;  terms, conditions and execution;  amount;  notice to surety;  new bond - last updated December 01, 2021 |

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