(a) The commissioner shall expeditiously examine the application for a solicitation permit and make such investigation relative thereto as he deems necessary, subject to subsection (b) of this section, if he finds that:
(1) The application is complete;
(2) The documents therewith filed are proper in form; and
(3) The proposed articles of incorporation of any proposed domestic insurer comply with this title and are not in conflict with the Constitution and laws of the United States or of this state;
He shall give notice to the applicant that he will approve and file the articles of incorporation, if a proposed corporation, and issue a solicitation permit, stating the terms to be contained therein, upon the filing of any bond required by Sections 27-27-10 or 27-27-16.
(b) If the commissioner does not so find, or finds that any proposed sale of securities would be, or tend to be, fraudulent or inequitable as to present or proposed security holders or investors, or if he finds that any of the individuals associated or to be associated in the insurer, corporation, snydicate, association, partnership, firm, organization, or financing are not of good character, or that the insurer if formed or, if an applicant for a certificate of authority, would not be able to qualify for a certificate of authority by reason of the provisions of subdivision (3) of Section 27-3-4, he shall give notice to the applicant that a solicitation permit will not be granted, stating the grounds therefor, return any proposed articles of incorporation to the applicant and refund to the applicant all sums so deposited, except the fee for application for a solicitation permit.