Section 27-6-4

Deposits of insurers - State Treasurer as custodian.

(a) Deposits made in this state under Sections 27-3-11, 27-3-12, and 27-3-14, together with deposit of reserves of domestic life insurers under registered policies heretofore issued, shall be made through the commissioner with the Treasurer of the State of Alabama.

(b) The State Treasurer, in his official capacity, shall take receipt for and hold deposits made under this title as provided in subsection (a) of this section, subject to the provisions of this chapter.

(c) The State Treasurer shall hold all such deposits in safekeeping in the vaults located in his offices or, if space in such vaults is not reasonably adequate and safe for all securities and property otherwise to be contained therein, the Treasurer may keep such securities in safe deposit boxes rented by him for the purpose and under his control in established safe deposit institutions located in the City of Montgomery, Alabama.

(d) The Treasurer shall be the custodian only of such deposits and shall have no powers or responsibility as to the character or amount thereof. He shall accept, permit substitutions, and release securities or assets so deposited only upon written authorization of the commissioner and the insurer or upon order of the court and shall have no obligation to determine in any instance whether such authorization or order, if genuine, is otherwise lawful or proper.

(e) For all securities and assets deposited as provided in this section, the faith and credit of the State of Alabama is pledged that the same will be returned to the parties entitled to receive them or disposed of as provided in this chapter.

(Code 1940, T. 28, §73; Acts 1971, No. 407, p. 707, §100.)