§1443. Premium on criminal bail bond
A. The premium rate set for commercial surety underwriters writing criminal bail bonds in the various courts throughout the state of Louisiana shall not be subject to the rates set by the insurance commissioner, but shall be set and adjusted by the legislature. Except as provided in Subsection B of this Section, the rate for all commercial surety underwriters writing criminal bail bonds in the state of Louisiana shall be twelve percent of the face amount of the bond or one hundred twenty dollars, whichever is greater. Any additional fee authorized by R.S. 13:718(I)(2) shall not be included in this premium rate and shall be exclusive of the limit set by this Section. All other provisions of the code relating to enforcement of the rate shall be effective and enforced in accordance with all parts of this Section.
B.(1) In any parish having a population of more than three hundred thousand and fewer than four hundred thousand persons according to the latest federal decennial census, to the extent an additional one percent has been collected under color of the provisions of Act 350 of the 2005 Regular Session of the Legislature, no repayment of overcollections as determined by the commissioner shall be required nor shall such actions be considered a violation of R.S. 22:855 or this Section.
(2) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, in no parish covered by the provisions of this Subsection shall the fee provided for in R.S. 22:822 be more than two dollars for each one hundred dollars worth of liability underwritten by the commercial surety.
Acts 1993, No. 834, §5, eff. June 22, 1993; Acts 1999, No. 135, §1; Acts 1999, No. 717, §1; Acts 2007, No. 459, §4, eff. Jan. 1, 2008; Redesignated from R.S. 22:1404.3 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2010, No. 162, §1; Acts 2019, No. 54, §1.