Friday, January 21, 2011

Bail Bonds: One Effective Pro-Bail Organization

Want to see an organization that has formally, and very practically, aligned the commercial bail bonding industry with the new power base in the United States House Of Representatives?  Take a look at the American Bail Coalition (ABC).

ABC is a working group of most (not all) of America's bail insurance companies.  The organization's sole purpose is to protect and expand the market of the women and men who provide invaluable services to their communities by serving as commercial bail agents.

Two of the places where ABC works hard, and very effectively, is in the field of bail related legislation, both at the state and national levels. Much of ABC's state legislative related efforts are channeled through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the country's largest bipartisan state legislator/private sector member organization.

A recent win for ABC at the national level was the introduction yesterday of the Spending Reduction Act of 2011.  This legislation would cut 2.5 Trillion Dollars off of our national debt which today soars at a whopping 14 Trillion Dollars, thus adversely affecting our national security.

We are proud that ABC's Executive Director, Dennis Bartlett, has worked diligently in the last several months on Capitol Hill educating legislators and their staff of the folly of federal tax dollars being spent to support the unworkable County Pretrial Service agencies across the country, and that any providing of federal monies, directly or indirectly, to these agencies should stop.

Under the bill, monies heretofore flowing, via federal "Byrne Grants", to support the growth of the hundreds of county pretrial release agency institutions will cease! And that is a huge win for the good women and men in the private sector business community who help keep their neighborhoods safe by getting defendants to court for proper disposition of the charges against them.

AIA, as a founding member of ABC, takes it's hat off to Bartlett and all of the ABC member companies. These companies, every one, are to be highly commended for investing a portion of their premium dollars to underwrite the sizable ABC budget to the direct benefit of bail agents everywhere.

Hearty congratulations ABC! Very well done!

"Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." Ronald Reagan

1 comment:

  1. Bravo. Rare is the person who understand what we do and the fights we yet have to endure. NY is finally waking to the battles and the pretrial release services hoards that have come to our gates.

    George Zouvelos
    The NY Bail Boss
    (917) 613-3320