Alabama enacted and made effective HB 381 on April 10, 2008 to give courts the power to pronounce a dog as dangerous and order its destruction. This law requires the dogâ€™s owner to obtain a surety bond of $100,000.00 or more to cover expenses resulting from any future perilous actions of the dog.
On 5/16/08, the state of Alabama has enacted HB 442. The enactment allows state agencies to decide if a bid bond is required for service contracts or supplies. The prior law made bid bonds mandatory, which allowed for no flexibility, even when no bonding companies were willing to bond the work.