§ 27-1-3. Stock assessments to meet deficits.
Whenever the capital stock of any insurance company is diminished by reason of losses or from any other cause, the stockholders of the company, at any legal meeting called for the purpose, may, after making due allowance from the assets of the company of the amount as may be required to reinsure its outstanding risks, assess on the several stockholders a further sum as may be necessary to fill up the capital stock to its original amount in proportion to the amount of stock owned by each, and the stock of every stockholder shall be pledged and liable for the assessment. In case any stockholder refuses to pay the assessment, the stock standing in the name of the delinquent stockholder may be sold at public auction after thirty (30) days' notice, in a manner as may be provided in the bylaws of the company.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 181, § 14; G.L. 1909, ch. 219, § 14; G.L. 1923, ch. 255, § 14; G.L. 1938, ch. 150, § 13; G.L. 1956, § 27-1-3.)