Section 27-27-23

Directors of domestic insurers - Number; election; qualifications.

(a) The affairs of every domestic insurer shall be managed by not less than three directors, and at least one-third of the directors shall be bona fide residents of this state.

(b) Directors must be elected by the members or stockholders of a domestic insurer at the annual meeting of stockholders or members. Directors may be elected for terms of not more than five years each and until their successors are elected and have qualified, and if to be elected for terms of more than one year, the insurer's bylaws shall provide for a staggered-term system under which the terms of a proportionate part of the members of the board of directors will expire on the date of each annual meeting of stockholders or members.

(c) If so provided in the insurer's bylaws, a director of a stock insurer shall be a stockholder thereof and a director of a mutual insurer shall be a policyholder thereof.

(Acts 1971, No. 407, p. 707, §519.)