There is new law named HB 7985/SB 2743 in the state of Rhode Island which affects guardians. The new alterations to the existing law permit waiver of surety on the guardian’s bond despite the worth of the ward’s estate. Before the new modifications, the law required a bond for estates that were worth at least $10,000 or more. The SFAA and AIA worked together to overcome the bill, but they were unsuccessful; it was put through the Senate after 11 hours of the session. HB 7985/SB 2743 became law regardless of the governor who did not sign the bill.
Eric is the Chief Marketing Officer of JW Surety Bonds. With years of experience in the surety industry, he is also a contributing author to the surety bond blog. He has held a range of different roles within the surety industry, from agent assistant to bond issuer, which gives him a unique insider perspective on surety related topics.