2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:32B-11 - Additional powers, duties of the commissioner.
17B:32B-11 Additional powers, duties of the commissioner.
11. a. In addition to the duties and powers enumerated elsewhere in this act, the commissioner shall, upon request of the board of directors, provide the association with a statement of the net written premiums received in this State and any other appropriate states for each member organization.
b. The commissioner may suspend or revoke, after notice and hearing, the certificate of authority to transact business in this State of any member organization which fails to pay an assessment when due or fails to comply with the plan of operation. As an alternative, the commissioner may levy a penalty on any member organization which fails to pay an assessment when due. That penalty shall not exceed five percent of the unpaid assessment per month, but no penalty shall be less than $100 per month.
c. Any action of the board of directors or the association may be appealed to the commissioner by a member organization if that appeal is taken within 30 days from the final action being appealed. If a member organization is appealing an assessment, the amount assessed shall be paid to the association and made available to meet association obligations during the pendency of an appeal. If the appeal of an assessment is successful, the amount paid in error or excess shall be returned to the member organization. Any determination of an appeal from an action of the board of directors shall be subject to review by the commissioner on the record below, and shall not be considered a contested case under the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.). The commissioner's determination shall be a final agency decision subject to review by the Appellate Division of the Superior Court.