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      RS 22:431     



§431.  Purpose; necessity for regulation

This Subpart shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes which include:

(1)  Protecting persons seeking insurance in this state.

(2)  Facilitating the placement of surplus lines insurance with reputable and financially sound unauthorized insurers under the provisions of this Subpart.

(3)  Establishing a system of regulation that permits orderly access to surplus lines insurance in this state and encourages authorized insurers to make new and innovative types of insurance available to consumers in this state.

(4)  Providing a system through which persons may purchase insurance from approved unauthorized insurers or eligible unauthorized insurers pursuant to this Subpart.

(5)  Protecting the revenues of this state.

(6)  Providing a system pursuant to this Subpart that subjects unauthorized insurance activities in this state to the jurisdiction of the commissioner of insurance and state and federal courts in suits by or on behalf of the state.

Acts 1997, No. 1340, §1, eff. July 15, 1997; Redesignated from R.S. 22:1248 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2013, No. 203, §1, eff. June 10, 2013.

NOTE:  Former R.S. 22:431 redesignated as R.S. 22:161 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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