17:32-5. Deposits by foreign surety companies; return
An insurance company of another state or foreign country transacting the business of insuring against loss or damage on account of neglect, or breaches of duty, or obligations guaranteed by the insurer, and not engaging in the business of executing or guaranteeing bonds, undertakings, recognizances or other obligations in any actions or proceedings or which are required by law or by charter, ordinances, rules or regulations of any county or municipality for the performance of any written contract for work, or supplies or for the enforcement of a penalty or forfeiture provided for in the contract, may be authorized to transact business in this state under the same requirements and regulations as other insurance companies of other states and countries. Any such company desiring to engage in this state in the business of suretyship and indemnity as provided in paragraph "g" of section 17:17 of this title, in the same manner and to the same extent as allowed to corporations created under chapters 17 to 33 of this title (s. 17:17-1 et seq.), shall deposit with the comptroller of this state the sum of fifty thousand dollars in good securities, worth at par and at market value least that sum, to be held for the benefit of the holders of the obligations of the company in this state, and in addition thereto shall have on deposit with the superintendent of insurance, or other state officer of the state where incorporated, if a company of another state of the United States, or if a company of a foreign country, with the proper state officers of some one of the United States, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars in good securities, worth at par and at market value at least that amount, held for the security of its obligations, and has a fully paid up, safely invested and unimpaired capital of at least two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. A company which has on deposit with the superintendent of insurance, or other state officer of the state where the company is incorporated, the sum of two hundred thousand dollars invested as herein provided, and held as security for all holders of the obligations of the company, whether in the home state or elsewhere, shall not be required to make any deposit in this state, and where any such company has the deposit of two hundred thousand dollars and has made the deposit of fifty thousand dollars with the comptroller of this state, the comptroller shall forthwith return the deposit of fifty thousand dollars to the company.
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