37-43-306. Bond to be required. (1) The department, on issuance of a water well contractor's or monitoring well constructor's license under this chapter, shall require, before the person commences operations in this state, a good and sufficient surety bond or its equivalent in a certificate of deposit, cashier's check, bank draft, or certified check, to be approved by the board, in the sum of $4,000, conditioned that the licensee will comply with the rules of the board.
(2) A person who is licensed in more than one category need supply only one surety bond or its equivalent in a certificate of deposit, cashier's check, bank draft, or certified check, to be approved by the board, for $4,000.
(3) A state or federal employee who is bonded by the state or federal government is not required to supply a bond during the course of employment with the state or federal government. A bond is required if the person ceases government employment.
(4) In lieu of the requirements of subsections (1) through (3), a firm, corporation, or partnership having more than two licensed water well contractors or monitoring well constructors may submit one bond in the amount of $10,000 for the entire firm, corporation, or partnership.