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OF THE REVENUE OF THE STATE.

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panies as agents.

Fees to the “SECTION 3. That the following shall be paid to the cense to rep- Insurance Commissioner of Delaware for the use of the State ance com- for any license to be issued by him under the provisions of

this act, that is to say: The sum of twenty-five dollars for each license as a foreign life insurance agent, which shall authorize said agent to represent one or more foreign life insurance companies, and the like sum of twenty-five dollars for each license as a foreign fire insurance agent, which shall authorize said agent to represent one or more foreign fire insurance companies, and the like sum of twenty-five dollars for each license as a foreign insurance agent other than life or fire, which shall authorize said agent to represent one or more insurance companies other than life or fire; provided, however, that any such foreign life insurance agent or foreign fire insurance agent, or botlı, desiring to engage in insurance other than life or fire, shall not be required to obtain an additional license therefor, and each and every insurance company, firm or corporation doing the business of insurance within the State, shall, on the first day of February next after the passage of this act and annually

thereafter on the first day of February, pay to the Insurance To pay to Commissioner, for the use of the State, one and one-half per one and one- centum on the gross amount of premiums received and

"- assessinents collected by any such insurance company, firm premiums. or corporation, or authorized agent for the year immediately

next preceding the date herein provided for such payment,

and each and every such company, firm or corporation shall To deliver to at the same time deliver to the Insurance Commissioner a ance Com- full detailed statement showing the gross amount of pre

af miums received and assessments collected by such company,

firm, or corporation or authorized agent for the previous year, and such statement shall be verified by the oath or afffirmation of the president or secretary duly administered by some person authorized by the laws of this State to administer oaths."

SECTION 2. That the act hereby amended shall be published entire as amended and supplied with the acts of the present session.

Passed at Dover, May 13, 1891.

the State

half per centum on

the Insur

missioner a statement of premiums collected.

OF THE REVENUE OF THE STATE.

CHAPTER 23.

OF THE REVENUE OF THE STATE.

AN ACT to Repeal and Supply Chapter 117, Volume 13, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Chapter 423, Volume 17, Laws of Delaware.

Amended.

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State.

to Insurance

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

SECTION 1. That no person, or persons, firin, company License to or corporation, without having first obtained a proper licenses therefor, as hereinafter provided, shall, within the limits of within this this State, be engaged in, prosecute, follow, or carry on any trade, business, pursuit or occupation in this section hereinafter mentioned, that is to say: foreign life insurance agency, foreign fire insurance agency, foreign insurance agency other than life or fire.

SECTION 2. That any person, or persons, firm, company Application or corporation desiring to be engaged in, prosecute, follow or Commiscarry on any trade, business, pursuit or occupation named i in the foregoing section of this act, shall apply to the “Insurance Coinmissioner of Delaware" for a proper license authorizing or empowering him, her or them to engage in, prosecute, follow or carry on such trade, business, pursuit or occupation which he, she or they may desire to engage in, prosecute, follow or carry on, and upon his, her or their paying for the use of the State to the said Insurance Commissioner of Delaware the fee hereinafter mentioned for such Fees, &c. license, and also the fee to the Insurance Commissioner of Delaware for issuing the same, it shall be the duty of the Insurance Commissioner of Delaware to issue to him, her or them a proper license therefor.

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SECTION 3. That the following shall be paid to the In- Fees to the surance Commissioner of Delaware for the use of the State State for din for any license to be issued by him under the provisions of resent insurthis act, that is to say: The sum of twenty-five dollars for panies as each license as a foreign life insurance agent, which shall“ authorize said agent to represent one or more foreign life insurance companies, and the like sum of twenty-five dollars

cense to rep

agents.

OF THE REVENUE OF THE STATE.

for each license as a foreign fire insurance agent, which shall authorize said agent to represent one or more foreign fire insurance companies, and the like sum of twenty-five dollars for each license as a foreign insurance agent other than life or fire, which shall authorize said agent to represent one or more insurance coinpanies other than life or fire; provided, however, that any such foreign life insurance agent or foreign fire insurance agent, or both, desiring to engage in insurance other than life or fire, shall not be required to obtain an additional license therefor, and each and every insurance company, firm or corporation doing the business of insurance within the State, shall, on the first day of February next after the passage of this act and annually

thereafter on the first day of February, pay to the Insurance To pay to Commissioner, for the use of the State, one and one-half per one and one-centum on the gross amount of premiums received and tum on en assessments collected by any such insurance company, firm

or corporation, or authorized agent for the year immediately next preceding the date herein provided for such payment,

and each and every such company, firm or corporation shall To deliver to at the same time deliver to the Insurance Commissioner a ance Com- full detailed stateinent showing the gross amount of preStatement of iniums received and assessments collected by such company,

§ firm, or corporation or authorized agent for the previous

year, and such statement shall be verified by the oath or afffirmation of the president or secretary duly administered by some person authorized by the laws of this State to administer oaths.

the State

premiums.

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aid and

premiums collected.

SECTION 4. That if any person or persons, firm, company or corporation shall be engaged in, prosecute, follow or carry on, within the limits of this State, any trade, business, pursuit or occupation named in the first section of this act, without having first obtained a proper license therefor, he, she or they, and the individuals composing such firm, company or corporation, and each of them, and the president and directors and each of them of such company or corporation,

for every such offense shall be deemed guilty of a misPenalty for demeanor and upon conviction thereof by indictment, beobtain li- sides being liable for the payment of the tax, be subject to che ist, ad imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine and 3d seis not exceeding five hundred dollars, or both, at the discretion

of the court; one moiety to the use of the person who shall first give information of the fact whereby said forfeiture was incurred.

neglect to

act.

OF THE REVENUE OF THE STATE.

procuring or soliciting

not incorporated in

insurance

SECTION 5. That every person (other than the clerk or assistant of any life insurance agent, company, firm or corporation, who shall have become qualified to conduct and carry on the business of life insurance agent as provided for in Section 2 of said Chapter 117, Volume 13, Laws of Dela- Any person ware, at the one place designated in the license) who shall procure or solicit any citizen or resident of this State to take out any person a policy on his or her life or lives of any other person in any policy in an company or companies not incorporated by the laws of this company State, shall be deemed a foreign life insurance agent within po the meaning of this act. Every person (other than the clerk this State or assistant of any fire insurance* who shall have become foreign life qualified to conduct and carry on the business of fire insur- agent. ance agents as provided for in Section 2 of said Chapter 117, Volume 13, Laws of Delaware, at the one place designated in his license) who shall procure or solicit any citizen or resident of this State to take out a policy of insurance in any fire insurance company or companies not incorporated by the laws of this State, shall be deemed a foreign fire insurance agent within the meaning of this act.

SECTION 6. That in every license to be taken out under or Forn of liby authority of this act shall be contained or set forth the" trade, business, pursuit or occupation for which such license is granted, the name and place of abode of the person or persons taking the same, and that the fee due the State Licenses for therefor has been paid. Where one or more persons are partnership. associated together as a firm or co-partnership and doing or carrying on any trade, business, pursuit or occupation men- . tioned in the first section of this act at the same time and place, it shall not be necessary for each of the individuals composing such firm or co-partnership to take out a separate license therefor, but one license may be granted in the name A license of the firin or co-partnership. In every case where more each trade than one of the trade, business, pursuit or occupation men- &c. tioned in the first section of this act shall be pursued or carried on by the same person or persons, firm, company or corporation at the same time, a license must be taken out for each according to the rates prescribed by the third section of this act. Every license issued in pursuance of the provisions Date and of this act shall bear date on the day on which it was issued cense. and shall continue in force one year from the date thereof Form of sig. and no longer. Such license shall be signed by the Governor of this State and countersigned by the Secretary of State,

ense.

*So enrolled.

firm or co

required for

term of li.

natures.

OF THE REVENUE OF THE STATE.

privileges under such license.

and sealed with the seal of his office. Every person, or persons, firm, company or corporation who shall procure a

license under this act as foreign life insurance agent, foreign Powers and fire insurance agent, shall be authorized and empowered, dur

ing the year for which such license was granted, to exercise and carry on the trade, business, pursuit or occupation for which the license was granted in any county of this State; provided, that no such person or persons, firm, company or corporation shall be engaged in, prosecute, follow or carry on such trade, business, pursuit or occupation at more than one place at the same time. And provided further, that if any person or persons shall be duly licensed under this act as foreign

life insurance agent, foreign fire insurance agent, and shall Licensee dy- die before the expiration of the year for which such license

was granted, it shall be lawful for his or her or their executors [or] administrators to exercise and carry on the trade, business, pursuit or occupation for which such license was granted until the expiration of the time for which such license was granted. Every person applying to the Insurance Commissioner of Delaware for a license under the provisions of this act shall, in addition to the fee for the use

of the State mentioned in the third section of this act, pay to sioner's fee the Insurance Commissioner of Delaware a fee of fifty cents licenses." for issuing the same.

ing, heirs,
&c., to act.

Commis.

State tax.

SECTION 7. That every person or persons, association, firm, company or corporation, who shall within the limits of this State be engaged in, pursue or follow the business of or occupation of insuring property against loss by fire shall, on the first Tuesday in the month of July next after the passage of this act and on the same day annually thereafter while they shall continue in such business, pay to the Insurance Commissioner of Delaware, for the use of the State, a tax of one hundred dollars; provided, that where two or more persons are associated together and carrying on the business or occupation of insuring property against loss by fire, it shall not be necessary for each of the persons composing such firm or association to pay the said tax, but the payment

thereof by such association collectively shall be sufficient; The Tela provided, however, that this section shall only apply to

fu- organizations established within or incorporated by the laws tual Fire In- of this State; and provided further, that the Delaware State Company Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Company is exempt from the. State tax.** payment of the tax imposed by this section.

ware State Grange Mu

surance

exempt from

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