Summary: H.R.3168 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/05/1998)

Citizen Protection Act of 1998 - Subjects bail bond sureties and bounty hunters to civil and criminal liability for violations of federally protected rights under Federal civil rights law. Considers any bounty hunter, whether acting as an independent contractor or an employee of a surety on a bail bond, to be the agent of such surety for purposes of such liability.

Establishes a duty of each bail bond surety and bounty hunter who, in a State, seeks to obtain or exercise custody over a person admitted to bail outside that State, before commencing activities in that State, to inform the local law enforcement agency of such information as is required under State law.