§60-3A-11. Bonding requirements.

Each applicant submitting a bid under section ten of this article or electing to pay a purchase option for a Class A license or licenses as provided in section ten-b of this article shall furnish to the commissioner a bond at the time of bidding, which bond shall guarantee the payment of twenty-five percent of the price bid or paid for the retail license. The bond required by this section shall be furnished in cash or negotiable securities or shall be a surety bond issued by a surety company authorized to do business with the state or an irrevocable letter of credit issued by a financial institution acceptable to the commissioner. If furnished in cash or negotiable securities, the principal shall be deposited without restriction in the state Treasurer's office and credited to the commissioner, but any income shall inure to the benefit of the applicant. For applicants bidding on a retail license, the bond shall be returned to an applicant following the bidding if such applicant is not the successful bidder for the retail license, and, if an applicant is the successful bidder, the bond shall be released after issuance of the retail license.