Bounty Hunter PanelDay 2 of the California Bail Agents Association (CBAA) Annual Convention featured bail bondsman education. In addition to an extensive review of local bail issues throughout the state, on Tuesday California bondsmen heard from a Professional Bail Recovery Panel. The informative panel of four professional fugitive recovery persons (known to most as “bounty hunters“) provided an in-depth review of California Penal Code Section 1299, the panel shared industry trends, pitfalls and ways that bondsmen can help make the recovery person’s job easier.

The day concluded with luncheon speaker Jose Solario, Assemblyman from the 69th District (Santa Ana) and Chair of the Public Safety Commission. Chairing such a committee, Assemblyman Solario has considerable insight into the jail system and the purpose of bail. He told bondsmen, “What you do saves tax payers money and keeps the public safe.

The 2007 CBAA Convention was held in Las Vegas. The 2009 CBAA Convention, the 30th Annual, will be held next October at the same location. The annually held convention of bail bondsmen provides a setting for sharing information, networking and education. California bondsmen are required a minimum of six hours of approved continuing education classroom study prior to the renewal of his or her license each year.

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