As employees of the government, public officials are required to take the oath of office and have a SURETY BONDED to serve the PEOPLE.
Consequently, they are required to be bonded as a way to hold them FINANCIALLY accountable for their actions.
A Public Official Surety Bond is a written agreement to guarantee their compliance to uphold the law AND to perform their duties as a representative for the community they serve.
There are three parties in a Public Official Surety Bond Agreement:
SO LET’S SAY…
The Public Official is NOT performing their duties for the community or they are enforcing mandates that are NOT laws upon the people.
What Happens Next?
Once you file the claim the Bond Company will inform the Public Official.
Do We Have to Go To Court?
No, there is no need to go to court once you file a claim with the surety company. The surety company handles the claim and if needed, they will investigate the claim and pay you the damages. The Public Official is liable for all costs and the amount of the claim. Your claim cannot exceed the amount that is listed on the Surety Bond.
Keep in mind that once a claim is made, this does not immediately cancel the Surety Bond for the Public Official. According to the revised code of each state, more than one claim can be filed against a Public Official surety bond.
What Happens to the Public Official?
This depends on the Surety Bond Company. If there are too many complaints made against the bond or too many claims paid out they might cancel the bond. Once a bond has been cancelled it will be difficult for the Public Official to be bonded or licenced again by any other Surety Bond Company.
Public Officials are required by law to be bonded in order to hold office. If their bond has been cancelled and they are unable to obtain a new bond they will not be able to hold any public office.
How Does this Work in Our Favor?
If a Public Official is not performing his elected duties, these Surey Bonds give you, the public a chance to unseat them. This is one of the oldest laws on the books and it has been in effect since 1792.
The bond is a guarantee to We The People that Public Officials will not step outside the bounds of their office and enforce unlawful restrictions and laws on the public.
Does This Also Work for Businesses?
There are many types of surety bonds. The type of business will determine the type of bond the business must carry. Remember you can always request a copy of the company’s surety bond and read the provisions of the bond. Furthermore, there are different ways to file against other bonds and the surety bond company will supply you with this information upon request.
Note: In order to obtain and qualify for government contracts, employers must be licensed and bonded. Generally the amount of coverage is based on the amount of the contract with the government.
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