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OF THE REVENCE OF THE STATE.

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“SECTION 3. State for li

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 panies as

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 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

Commissioner, for the use of the State, one and one-half per the State one and one-centum on the gross amount of premiums received and half per cen- assessments collected by any such insurance company, firin 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 premissioner a

miums received and assessments collected by such company, premiums firm, or corporation or authorized agent for the previous collected.

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.

statement of

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.

State.

sioner for license.

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

SECTION 1. That no person, or persons, firm, company License to or corporation, without having first obtained a proper license surance 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 in the foregoing section of this act, shall apply to the “Insurance Commissioner 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.

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

State for li. cense to rep

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 companies 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

assessments 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 stateinent showing the gross amount of preStatement of iniums received and assessments collected by such company, premenities 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.

half per centum on

SECTION 4. That if any person or persons, firm, company or corporation shall be engaged in, prosecute, follow on 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 thein, 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, be

sides being liable for the payment of the tax, be subject to the ist, ad imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine tions of this 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 obtain li

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OF THE REVENUE OF THE STATE.

insurance agent.

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 pro- peliciting cure 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 porated in 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 insurance 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 cense. 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 mentioned 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 cach 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 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

*So enrolled.

firm or co

term of li. cense.

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OF THE REVENUE OF THE STATE.

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, durunder such ing the year for which such license was granted, to exercise and license.

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 & S., to aci. was granted, it shall be lawful for his or her or their execu

tors (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 Cominissioner 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 see the Insurance Commissioner of Delaware a fee of fifty cents

for issuing the same.

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 State tax.

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 Dela provided, however, that this section shall only apply to Grange Mu- organizations established within or incorporated by the laws tual File In- of this State; and provided further, that the Delaware State Company Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Company is exempt from the.

payment of the tax imposed by this section.

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for issuing licenses.

exempt from

State tax.

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