Amendment of Bail Bond Disclosure Requirements

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

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Friday, January 18, 2019
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The Department of Consumer Affairs is proposing to add new rules to implement Local Laws 142 and 143 of 2018, which require that bail bond agents make certain disclosures.  Local Law 142 requires bail bond agents to post a sign containing certain fee information at the location where transactions are executed.  Local Law 143, among other things, requires bail bond agents to provide a consumer bill of rights to prospective customers.  Specifically, these proposed rules:

  • clarify the size and font requirements for the informational sign required by section 20-831(b) of the Administrative Code;
  • clarify the size and font requirements for the informational flyer that must be given to consumers as required by section 20-831(c) of the Administrative Code;
  • create the consumer bill of rights required by section 20-831(a) and (c) of the Administrative Code; and
  • create the bail bond fees sign as required by section 20-832 of the Administrative Code.

Finally, these proposed rules add a penalty schedule to chapter 6 of title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York for violations of the Code and Rules relating to bail bond agents. 

Sections 1043 and 2203(f) of the New York City Charter, and Sections 20-104(b) and 20-833 of the New York City Administrative Code authorize the Department of Consumer Affairs to make these proposed rules.

Public Hearing
Subject: 

.Amendment of Bail Bond Disclosure Requirements

Public Hearing Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:00am
Contact: 

Casey Adams, 212-436-0095, cadams@dca.nyc.gov

Location: 
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway 8th Floor
New York, NY 10004