§ 27-1-16.1. Sale by receiver of charter and licenses.
(a) Notwithstanding any decree of forfeiture or finding of insolvency and order of liquidation, the receiver may, subject to court approval, sell or dispose of the charter and/or licenses of the insolvent insurer separate and apart from its outstanding liabilities or remaining assets.
(b) The sale may be made after proper advertisement in a national publication on terms and conditions the court deems appropriate. The order approving the sale shall provide that the proceeds of the sale shall become part of the assets of the liquidation estate, to be distributed in the manner set forth in the pertinent provisions of law governing distribution of the estate and the order shall provide that the charter and licenses shall after this be free and clear from the claims or interests of all claimants, creditors, policyholders, and stockholders of the corporation under liquidation.
(c) Nothing in this section of law shall be deemed a waiver of capitalization or surplus requirements, or any other condition of licensure imposed by this title which is necessary to obtain approval to do insurance business in this state, or which is necessary to obtain approval for the change in control of a foreign or domestic insurer.
(d) This section applies retrospectively and shall be liberally construed to accomplish its purpose to provide a more expeditious and effective procedure for marshalling the assets of the estate in order to realize the maximum amount possible from the sale of those assets and ensure that the purchasers receive clear and marketable titles. It shall not be construed as a limitation upon the receiver, nor shall it exclude in any manner the receiver's right to do other acts not specifically enumerated.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 404, § 1.)