17:50-7. Power of attorney; requisites; policies without contingent liability
The power of attorney under which any contracts of insurance are exchanged pursuant to this act shall provide for a cash premium deposit and a contingent several liability of the subscriber during each annual period of the term of each contract of insurance issued to him to be fixed in the power of attorney but in an amount not less than one or more than ten times the amount of the annual portion of such cash premium deposit stated in the contract; except that exchanges which have a surplus equal to seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000.00) or to the minimum capital and surplus required of a stock insurance company transacting the same kind or kinds of business, whichever is greater, may issue policies without contingent liability; provided, however, that any such exchange which shall have issued policies without contingent liability after the acquisition of such surplus may continue to do so only so long as it maintains a surplus in the above amount, and no such exchange shall issue any nonassessable policies, except during such time as it shall continue to maintain such surplus, or in lieu thereof any reciprocal exchange having a surplus equivalent to the capital and surplus required of a stock company authorized to do business in this State and transacting the same kind or kinds of insurance, may issue contracts without contingent liability, provided that the power of attorney contains a provision that the attorney shall accumulate a surplus out of the subscribers deposits for the protection of all subscribers and that no part of such surplus may be returned to any subscriber upon the withdrawal of such subscriber from the exchange.
L.1945, c. 161, p. 558, s. 7. Amended by L.1948, c. 218, p. 1051, s. 1.
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