2013 Mississippi Code
Title 83 - INSURANCE
Chapter 34 - WINDSTORM UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION
§ 83-34-7 - Designation of temporary board of directors; expiration of terms of office; permanent board of directors; composition of board; selection and qualifications of board members; terms of office; powers


MS Code § 83-34-7 (2013) What's This?

(1) The Board of Directors of the Mississippi Insurance Underwriting Association as presently constituted shall serve as the temporary board of directors of the association. Such temporary board of directors shall prepare and submit a plan of operation in accordance with Section 83-34-13 and shall serve until the permanent board of directors shall take office in accordance with the plan of operation. The permanent board shall consist of five (5) representatives of the members to be appointed by the temporary board of directors subject to the approval of the commissioner and three (3) agents from the coast area to be appointed by the commissioner. The terms of the members of the board of directors in place before March 22, 2007, shall expire on March 22, 2007, and such persons shall cease to serve on the board and shall relinquish all power and control of the association.

(2) (a) From and after March 22, 2007, the board of directors of the association shall consist of the following:

(i) The State Treasurer;

(ii) Five (5) of the assessable insurer companies, three (3) to be appointed by the commissioner, one (1) to be appointed by the Governor, and one (1) to be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor; each such assessable insurer appointed shall designate a representative knowledgeable in the matters of the association and authorize such representative to act and vote on its behalf;

(iii) Three (3) agents with no less than ten (10) years' experience in the property and casualty industry, two (2) of whom are residents in the coast area, and one (1) of whom is not a resident of the coast area; one (1) such coast area agent to be appointed by the Governor, one (1) such coast area agent to be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, and the noncoast area agent to be appointed by the commissioner; and

(iv) Two (2) business leaders who have been residents of the coast area for no less than ten (10) years and who have no less than ten (10) years' experience in management of a business, one (1) to be appointed by the Governor, and one (1) to be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor.

(b) Except for the State Treasurer, the board members shall serve three-year terms with each term beginning on January 1, and the initial terms shall be staggered in the following manner:

(i) The initial term for three (3) of the assessable insurers shall begin on March 22, 2007, and expire on December 31, 2010, thereafter to be appointed for three-year terms;

(ii) The initial term for one (1) of the assessable insurers shall begin on March 22, 2007, and expire on December 31, 2009, thereafter to be appointed for three-year terms;

(iii) The initial term for one (1) of the assessable insurers shall begin on March 22, 2007, and expire on December 31, 2008, thereafter to be appointed for three-year terms;

(iv) The initial term for one (1) of the agents shall begin on March 22, 2007, and expire on December 31, 2010, thereafter to be appointed for three-year terms;

(v) The initial term for one (1) of the agents shall begin on March 22, 2007, and expire on December 31, 2009, thereafter to be appointed for three-year terms;

(vi) The initial term for one (1) of the agents shall begin on March 22, 2007, and expire on December 31, 2008, thereafter to be appointed for three-year terms;

(vii) The initial term for one (1) of the business leaders shall begin on March 22, 2007, and expire on December 31, 2010, thereafter to be appointed for three-year terms;

(viii) The initial term for one (1) of the business leaders shall begin on March 22, 2007, and expire on December 31, 2008, thereafter to be appointed for three-year terms.

(3) On or before March 22, 2007, the appropriate public official shall make such appointments and request such resignations from the existing board as are appropriate to comply with this section.

(4) The board shall be staffed by as many employees as it deems necessary.

(5) The board of directors has the power to act and make binding decisions on behalf of the association on all issues.

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