Section 27-41-17

Particular investments - Common stocks or shares and capital stocks of American and Canadian corporations.

(a) An insurer may invest in common stocks or shares of any solvent corporation engaged in any lawful business and existing under the laws of the United States or any state thereof or of Canada or any province thereof if the prior obligations of such corporation, if any, would be eligible for investment under the provisions of Section 27-41-15.

(b) An insurer may invest in and own all or a controlling part of the capital stock of any corporation organized under the laws of the United States or any state thereof if the stock of such corporation is eligible for investment under subsection (a) of this section.

(c) The total amount of the insurer's investments under this section shall not at any time exceed the greater of 10 percent of assets of the insurer or the amount of the insurer's capital and surplus less the minimum capital and surplus required of said insurer to transact insurance by Sections 27-3-7 and 27-3-8 of the Alabama Insurance Code. The limitations contained in this section shall not prevent an insurer from making eligible investments in common stock in excess of said limitations pursuant to the provisions of Section 27-41-35.

(Acts 1977, No. 408, p. 530, §17.)