The state of South Dakota has enacted a new surety bond claim procedure for warehouseman bonds. The new law is labeled HB 1036 and modifies the claim procedure for bonds obtained by grain warehousemen. The present legislation requires anyone who intends to file a claim on a grain warehousemen’s bond to inform the Public Utilities Commission while the individual activating a claim can only advance if the Commission isn’t instituting a claim on the bond. HB 1036 requires the Commission to respond in writing within 60 days of word from anyone attempting to file a claim on the bond; if the Commission doesn’t reply, the individual claimant is allowed to take action on the bond regardless.
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.