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48.03.010  <<  48.03.020 >>   48.03.025

RCW 48.03.020

Examination of producers, surplus line brokers, adjusters, title insurance agents, managers, or promoters.

For the purpose of ascertaining its condition, or compliance with this code, the commissioner may as often as he or she deems advisable examine the accounts, records, documents, and transactions of:

     (1) Any insurance producer, surplus line broker, adjuster, or title insurance agent.

     (2) Any person having a contract under which he or she enjoys in fact the exclusive or dominant right to manage or control a stock or mutual insurer.

     (3) Any person holding the shares of capital stock or policyholder proxies of a domestic insurer for the purpose of control of its management either as voting trustee or otherwise.

     (4) Any person engaged in or proposing to be engaged in or assisting in the promotion or formation of a domestic insurer, or an insurance holding corporation, or a stock corporation to finance a domestic mutual insurer or the production of its business, or a corporation to be attorney-in-fact for a domestic reciprocal insurer.

[2009 c 162 § 1; 2008 c 217 § 1; 1947 c 79 § .03.02; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 45.03.02.]

Notes:

     Effective date -- 2009 c 162: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect July 1, 2009." [2009 c 162 § 36.]

     Severability -- 2008 c 217: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [2008 c 217 § 101.]

     Effective date -- 2008 c 217: "This act takes effect July 1, 2009." [2008 c 217 § 102.]