View Full Version : RHODE ISLAND: Bounty Hunter

Jeannie J Degenhardt
04-19-2001, 08:07 PM
I see alot of states with laws listed about them. Know anything about the Rhode Island law?? if not, where would I go to find out about it? City hall? Any information welcomed here! thanks.

David Copeland
04-20-2001, 03:55 PM
The surety at any time can surrender his principal to the court or magistrate of jurisdiction. (RIC 12-13-18) UCEA
H 5961 and S 102. Out of state bail recovery agents must notify law enforcement before pick up.

H 5981. Licensing requirement for bail recovery agents.

(It was under the topic titled Summary of all State Laws)

Jeannie J Degenhardt
04-20-2001, 04:28 PM
Don't really understand exactly what it all means, but thanks for your assistance in this matter.

David Copeland
04-20-2001, 04:48 PM
Our Bounty Hunter Moderator is on break. Make sure you keep looking in. That will be extremely helpful.

Mark E. Parsons -
01-13-2002, 03:34 AM
There currently are NO laws relating to Bounty Hunters in the State of Rhode Island. The HOUSE BILL that was referred to by another members relating to bounty hunter licensing was killed in the 2000 house session.

Technical Support
01-13-2002, 12:55 PM
Mike, thank you for the update.

Could you post a state link to that effect. (If you have the time. It would be helpful).

Thanks again, and welcome to the board. :)

Mark E. Parsons -
01-13-2002, 07:28 PM
Sorry there is no link for this information. If you do a bill search at the RI Sectary of States Website ( http://www.state.ri.us ) there is no record found on these bills.

If you call the Secretary of States Office (401-222-2357) and give them the bill number they will tell you when it was killed in the House.

You can read the full text of the bill; I have a copy of it on my site at

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Mark E. Parsons -
01-16-2002, 04:04 AM
Sorry about this. I mistyped the URL for the text copy of the bill I have on my site. The correct url is....

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Scott Salisbury
12-26-2003, 08:54 AM
I log in to this forum hoping it is ligit and the frst link I click on that somone posted gives me nothing that it said it would and then I get like 10 pop up windows and a home page change request, this is not what I was expecting at all

Donna Reagan
01-02-2004, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by Scott Salisbury
I log in to this forum hoping it is ligit . . .
Please click on the following Newcomer Instructions:

Originally posted by Scott Salisbury
the frst link I click on that somone posted gives me nothing that it said it would and then I get like 10 pop up windows and a home page change request, this is not what I was expecting at all
I agree.

First impressions can be lasting impressions.

1) The forum member who posted the earlier website links has been placed on hold.

2) The website links have been deleted.

3) The forum member does not have an IPIU Award Seal under his name and is presently a non-union member.

4) The comments he posted with the website are old, and it appears he has lost his commercial website which is now in the hands of an advertiser.

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention,


Carl Oaklund
04-14-2005, 09:10 AM
Concerning bounty hunter laws in R.I. I am in the process of finding out any and all rules, regulations and laws concerning this issue in R.I. I will post when I have the full facts!

J D Haber--
04-19-2005, 05:37 PM
I am getting some work recovering bail skips here in NY. I am a licensed PI and allowed to perform the work of a bail enforcement agent under state law. I would like to know how to be upgraded so I may be able to access the bail sections of the forum

Ed Dufresne -
01-10-2007, 10:00 PM
Does the state of RI allow Bail Recovery Agents / Bounty Hunters, or Surety Agents to operate and where can I locate infor on how to begin an operation?

Paul Silva -
01-11-2007, 11:25 AM
I have it from several BEA's that tell me that RI just isn't the place to make a living doing that line of work. You are better off going to Ct and getting training and licensing there. Ct has a lot more work and you can even follow people to RI if you are working from a bondsman in Ct.
Good luck!!

Ed Dufresne -
01-11-2007, 07:50 PM
I only have found one listing under BEA in RI. I know there is no legislature on the books in RI, but does that mean that their is no governing laws to mandate guidelines or that you cannot even operate.

Donna Reagan
01-12-2007, 02:25 PM
The people who claim there is no work in the state are the ones who have given up. But the truth is that someone needs to be in the state doing that kind of work. The smart ones are going to be those that do a little this and a little that and a little something else. Don't worry, just dig in and set up your business.