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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 260. Regulations Relating to Bail Enforcement Agents

6VAC20-260-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this regulation shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Armed" means a bail enforcement agent who carries or has immediate access to a firearm in the performance of his duties.

"Bail bondsman" means any person who is licensed by the department who engages in the business of bail bonding and is thereby authorized to conduct business in all courts of the Commonwealth.

"Bail enforcement agent," also known as "bounty hunter," means any individual engaged in bail recovery.

"Bail recovery" means an act whereby a person arrests a bailee with the object of surrendering the bailee to the appropriate court, jail, or police department for the purpose of discharging the bailee's surety from liability on his bond. Bail recovery shall include investigating, surveilling or locating a bailee in preparation for an imminent arrest, with such object and for such purpose.

"Bailee" means a person who has been released on bail and who is or has been subject to a bond as defined in § 19.2-119 of the Code of Virginia.

"Board" means the Criminal Justice Services Board or any successor board or agency.

"Department" or "DCJS" means the Department of Criminal Justice Services or any successor agency.

"Firearms endorsement" means a method of regulation that identifies a person licensed as a bail enforcement agent who has successfully completed the annual firearms training and has met the requirements as set forth in this regulation.

"On duty" means the time during which bail enforcement agents receive or are entitled to receive compensation for employment for which licensure is required.

"Private security services training school" means a training school that is certified or licensed by the department for the specific purpose of training regulated personnel in at least one category of the compulsory minimum training standards.

Statutory Authority

§§ 9.1-102 and 9.1-186.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 1, eff. October 14, 2009.

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