2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 51 - Bail Bondsmen Licensing
Section 59A-51-3 - License required; exemption.
A. No person shall act as property bondsman, limited surety agent or solicitor, or perform any functions or duties or exercise any of the powers prescribed for bail bondsmen or solicitors in Chapter 59A, Article 51 NMSA 1978 unless such person is qualified and licensed as provided in that article.
B. Nothing in Chapter 59A, Article 51 NMSA 1978 shall be construed as to prevent any duly licensed and appointed agent of a surety insurer authorized to transact such business in this state from writing bail bonds for such insurer, and such agent shall be subject to and governed by all laws, rules and regulations relating to bail bondsmen under that article while engaged in the activities thereof.
C. Any bail bondsman licensed under the provisions of the Bail Bondsman Licensing Law shall be entitled to post bail bonds in any court in New Mexico subject to court rules regulating the posting of bonds in that court.
History: Laws 1984, ch. 127, § 930; 1987, ch. 228, § 3.