17:16D-7 Books and records; annual report; violations, penalties.
7. Every licensee shall maintain records of its premium finance transactions which will enable the commissioner to enforce full compliance with this act and the said records shall be open to examination and investigation by the commissioner. The commissioner shall have the power to make such examination of the books, records and accounts of any licensee as he shall deem necessary. The expenses incurred in making any such examination shall be assessed against and paid by the licensee so examined. The commissioner may, at any time, require any licensee to bring such records as he may direct to the commissioner's office for examination.
Every licensee shall preserve its records of such premium finance transactions, including cards used in a card system for at least 3 years after making final entry in respect to any premium finance agreement. The preservation of records in photographic form shall constitute compliance with this requirement.
Each licensee shall file a report with the commissioner giving such information in the form and within the time as the commissioner may require by regulation concerning the licensee's business and operation during the preceding calendar year.
A licensee that fails to make and file its annual report in the form and within the time provided in this section shall be subject to a penalty of not more than $100 for each day's failure, and the commissioner may revoke or suspend its authority to do business in this State. The penalty may be collected in a summary proceeding pursuant to the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.). A warrant may issue in lieu of a summons.
L.1968,c.221,s.7; amended 2007, c.81, s.24.
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