(a) No person shall engage in the business of financing insurance premiums in this state without first having obtained a license as a premium finance company from the commissioner. Any person who shall engage in the business of financing insurance premiums in this state without first having obtained a license as provided herein shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
(b) The annual license fee shall be $200.00; provided, that an insurance agency which finances its own business of less than $150,000.00 in premiums annually shall pay a fee of $50.00. The fee for said license shall be paid into the Insurance Department Examination Revolving Fund and the same is hereby appropriated for that use.
(c) The person to whom the license or the renewal thereof may be issued shall file sworn answers subject to the penalties of perjury to such interrogatories as the commissioner may require. The commissioner shall have authority at any time to require the applicant fully to disclose the identity of all stockholders, partners, officers, and employees and he may in his discretion refuse to issue or renew a license in the name of any firm, partnership, or corporation if he is not satisfied that any officer, employee, stockholder, or partner thereof who may materially influence the applicant's conduct meets the standards of this section.