17:35-23. "Agent" defined; penalty for acting as agent without authority
Whoever solicits, procures or receives in or transmits from this State an application other than his own, for membership or insurance in a corporation or association included in section 17:35-18 of this Title, shall be deemed to be an agent of the corporation or association within the meaning of this article. Any person who transacts business for any such corporation or association, as an agent thereof within the meaning of this article, without having a certificate of authority from the commissioner to act as agent, or after his certificate of authority has been suspended or revoked, shall be subject to a penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00), to be enforced and collected, in the name of the State, on the complaint of the commissioner in a summary proceeding in accordance with the Penalty Enforcement Law (N.J.S. 2A:58-1 et seq.). A warrant may issue in lieu of a summons. Upon the failure of the defendant to pay forthwith the amount of any money judgment rendered against him, the defendant shall be committed to the county jail until the penalty and costs are paid. The costs recoverable in such proceeding shall be the same as are allowed in civil actions in the court in which the proceeding is instituted. The expenses of the action shall be paid by the commissioner out of any available funds not otherwise appropriated.
Amended by L.1953, c. 17, p. 272, s. 152.
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