17:16A-20. Offenses and penalties
If any investment company itself or by its agents, attorneys, solicitors, surveyors, canvassers, collectors or other representatives of whatsoever designation shall solicit, negotiate, or in anywise transact any business in this State except in the enforcement of contracts by legal process, without having complied with the requirements of this chapter, the investment company so offending shall be liable to a penalty of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and costs of suit, to be sued for and collected in a civil action by the commissioner in the name and for the benefit of the State.
Any officer, agent, employee or other representative of any investment company doing business in this State who shall have failed or neglected to procure a certificate of authority as agent for such company as required by this act; or who shall issue, circulate or cause or permit to be circulated any estimate, illustration or circular misrepresenting the terms of any investment contract or security issued by such company; and any such representative of any company who shall solicit, negotiate or effect the sale of any investment contract or otherwise transact business on behalf of any company which shall have neglected, failed or refused to procure a certificate of authority as provided for by the provisions of this chapter; or who shall accept any deposit, dues, premiums or other contributions or things of value on behalf of such unauthorized company shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. L.1938, c. 322, p. 832, s. 20. Amended by L.1953, c. 17, p. 233, s. 103.
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