Section 27-30-4

Authorization to act as, or for, association - Generally.

(a) No person shall in this state be, act as or hold itself out to be a mutual aid association except in compliance with this chapter and as authorized by a subsisting certificate of authority therefor, issued by the commissioner under this chapter.

(b) No person shall act as solicitor, collector or otherwise as an agent or representative of any entity or organization acting as, or purporting to be, a mutual aid association unless such entity or organization is then authorized as a mutual aid association as required in subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Any person who violates this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of not less than $200.00 nor more than $1,000.00, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than 10 days nor more than one year or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court. For the purposes of this section, each instance of such violation shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.

(Acts 1935, No. 114, p. 165; Acts 1971, No. 407, p. 707, §560.)