Section 2-2-70

Legislative findings.

The Legislature has found and does hereby declare that bonds that are required by persons obtaining licenses and permits that are issued by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries or the Department or the Board of Agriculture and Industries are hard to obtain and unduly expensive.

Many times the person applying for the permit or license will have available funds such as cash or negotiable securities or credit, but existing statutes do not allow for these funds to be substituted in lieu of a bond.

It is, therefore, the purpose of this law to allow certain specified funds to be substituted in lieu of those bonds that are required to be obtained prior to being licensed or permitted.

(Acts 1989, No. 89-692, p. 1364, §1.)