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75-7e01. Bail enforcement agents; definitions. As used in K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 75-7e01 through 75-7e09 and K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 50-6,141, and amendments thereto:

(a) "Surety" means a person or commercial surety, other than a defendant in a criminal proceeding, that guarantees the appearance of a defendant in a criminal proceeding, by executing an appearance bond.

(b) "Bail agent" means a person authorized by a surety to execute surety bail bonds on its behalf.

(c) "Bail enforcement agent" means a person not performing the duties of a law enforcement officer who tracks down, captures and surrenders to the custody of a court a fugitive who has violated a surety or bail bond agreement, commonly referred to as a bounty hunter.

History: L. 2016, ch. 85, ยง 1; July 1.

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