2006 Georgia Code - 33-49-3

33-49-3. (a) No person, firm, association, or corporation shall act as a broker in this state if the broker maintains an office either directly or as a member or employee of a firm or association or as an officer, director, or employee of a corporation: (1) In this state, unless such broker is a licensed producer in this state; or (2) In another state, unless such broker is a licensed producer in this state or another state having a law substantially similar to this chapter or unless such broker is licensed in this state as a nonresident reinsurance intermediary. (b) No person, firm, association, or corporation shall act as a manager: (1) For a reinsurer domiciled in this state, unless such manager is a licensed producer in this state; (2) In this state, if the manager maintains an office either directly or as a member or employee of a firm or association or as an officer, director, or employee of a corporation in this state, unless such manager is a licensed producer in this state; (3) In another state for a nondomestic insurer, unless such manager is a licensed producer in this state or another state having a law substantially similar to this chapter or such person is licensed in this state as a nonresident reinsurance intermediary. (c) The Commissioner may require a manager subject to subsection (b) of this Code section to: (1) File a bond in an amount from an insurer acceptable to the Commissioner for the protection of the reinsurer; and (2) Maintain an errors and omissions policy in an amount acceptable to the Commissioner. (d)(1) The Commissioner may issue a reinsurance intermediary license to any person, firm, association, or corporation who has complied with the requirements of this chapter. Any such license issued to a firm or association will authorize all the members of such firm or association and any designated employees to act as reinsurance intermediaries under the license, and all such authorized persons shall be named in the application and any supplements thereto. Any such license issued to a corporation shall authorize all of the officers, and any designated employees and directors thereof, to act as reinsurance intermediaries on behalf of such corporation, and all such authorized persons shall be named in the application and any supplements thereto. (2) If the applicant for a reinsurance intermediary license is a nonresident, such applicant, as a condition precedent to receiving or holding a license, shall designate the Commissioner as agent for service of process in the manner, and with the same legal effect, provided for by this chapter for designation of service of process upon unauthorized insurers; and also shall furnish the Commissioner with the name and address of a resident of this state upon whom notices or orders of the Commissioner or process affecting such nonresident reinsurance intermediary may be served. Such licensee shall promptly notify the Commissioner in writing of every change in its designated agent for service of process, and such change shall not become effective until acknowledged by the Commissioner. (e) The Commissioner may refuse to issue a reinsurance intermediary license if in his judgment the applicant; any person named on the application; any member, principal, officer, or director of the applicant; or any controlling person of such applicant is not trustworthy to act as a reinsurance intermediary or that any of the foregoing has given cause for revocation or suspension of such license or has failed to comply with any prerequisite for the issuance of such license. Upon written request therefor, the Commissioner will furnish a summary of the basis for refusal to issue a license, which document shall be privileged and not subject to Article 4 of Chapter 18 of Title 50, relating to the inspection of public records. (f) Licensed attorneys at law of this state when acting in their professional capacity as such shall be exempt from this Code section.

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