Section 27-31-18

Subscribers; exchange of insurance contracts; liability of representatives.

Individuals, partnerships, and corporations of this state may make application, enter into agreement for, and hold, policies or contracts in, or with, and be a subscriber of any domestic, foreign, or alien reciprocal insurer. Any corporation now or hereafter organized under the laws of this state shall, in addition to the rights, powers, and franchises specified in its articles of incorporation, have full power and authority as a subscriber to exchange insurance contracts through such reciprocal insurer. The right to exchange such contracts is hereby declared to be incidental to the purposes for which such corporations are organized and to be as fully granted as the rights and powers expressly conferred upon such corporations. Government or governmental agencies, state or political subdivisions thereof, boards, associations, estates, trustees, or fiduciaries are authorized to exchange nonassessable reciprocal interinsurance contracts with each other and with individuals, partnerships, and corporations to the same extent that individuals, partnerships, and corporations are authorized in this section to exchange reciprocal interinsurance contracts. Any officer, representative, trustee, receiver, or legal representative of any such subscriber shall be recognized as acting for, or on its behalf for, the purpose of such contract, but shall not be personally liable upon such contract by reason of acting in such representative capacity.

(Acts 1915, No. 280, p. 315; Acts 1971, No. 407, p. 707, §608.)