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      RS 22:195     


§195.  Filing and recording articles; application for certificate of authority; issuing certificates of incorporation and authority

A.  The articles, or a multiple original thereof, shall be recorded in the office of the recorder of mortgages of the parish in which the registered office of the association is situated and a certified copy of the articles bearing the certificate of the proper recorder of mortgages showing the date when the articles were filed for record in his office, together with an application signed by the first directors for a certificate of authority to operate under this Subpart, shall be delivered to the commissioner of insurance.  If the commissioner of insurance finds the facts conform to the law, he shall approve same, and the articles shall be recorded in the manner specified in R.S. 22:64.

B.  There shall be attached to the application for certificate of authority the following:

(1)  A sworn statement of its president or vice-president and treasurer showing:

(a)  The number of persons, which shall not be less than five hundred, who have, in good faith, made application in writing for policies and the number of those persons who fall within each class or group as provided in the bylaws of the association.

(b)  That there has been created and deposited with an insured bank to the credit of the association a sum of money as a reserve fund equal to the aggregate amount of the initial membership fees, as required by the bylaws, of all persons who have made application in writing for policies or the sum of ten thousand dollars, whichever is the greater.

(c)  That the association has created no debts and is under no obligation except to issue policies to the persons who have made application therefor.

(2)  Copies of proposed forms of applications, policies, or membership certificates and bylaws.

(3)  Treasurer's fidelity bond in the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, signed by the treasurer of the association and a surety approved by the commissioner of insurance.

C.  When all taxes, fees and charges have been paid as required by law, the provisions as outlined in R.S. 22:64 shall be complied with.

Acts 1958, No. 125; Redesignated from R.S. 22:335 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 503, §1.

NOTE:  Former R.S. 22:195 redesignated as R.S. 22:1799 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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