California Telemarketing or Telephone Corporation Bond
California Telephone Corporation or Telephonic Seller Bond Information
The state of California has two surety bond requirements that may be required by Telephone Corporations, Telemarketers or Telephonic Sellers to operate legally in the state. The Telephone Corporation Bond is mandated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the Telephonic Seller Bond is mandated by the California Attorney General for telemarketers. The Telephone Corporation Bond must be furnished in a coverage amount equal to or greater than 10% of intrastate revenues reported to the Commission during the preceding calendar year or $25,000, whichever is greater. The California Attorney General's Office requires the Telephonic Seller Bond in a coverage amount of $100,000.
What Does a Telemarketing Bond Protect Against?
The Telephone Corporation Bond is required as a performance bond pursuant to CPUC Decisions D.10-09-017/D.11-09-026 and it guarantees prompt payment of any monetary sanction (i.e. fines, fees, surcharges, taxes, penalties, and restitution) imposed against the Principal, its representatives, successors or assigns, in any CPUC enforcement proceeding brought under the California Public Utilities Code and CPUC Decisions applicable to Telephone Corporations.
The California Attorney General's Office conditions the Telephonic Seller Bond on providing a $100,000 guarantee that the bonded entity will comply with all provisions set forth in Section 17511.2 of the California Business and Professions Code. Any individual or government entity harmed financially may file an action against the surety bond as provided by law or the California Business and Professions Code.