§ 27-13.1-7. Cost of examinations.
(a) The total cost of the examinations shall be borne by the examined companies and shall include the following expenses:
(1) One hundred fifty percent (150%) of the total salaries and benefits paid to the examining personnel of the banking and insurance division engaged in those examinations less any salary reimbursements;
(2) All reasonable technology costs related to the examination process. Technology costs shall include the actual cost of software and hardware utilized in the examination process and the cost of training examination personnel in the proper use of the software or hardware;
(3) All necessary and reasonable education and training costs incurred by the state to maintain the proficiency and competence of the examining personnel. All these costs shall be incurred in accordance with appropriate state of Rhode Island regulations, guidelines and procedures.
(b) Expenses incurred pursuant to subsections (a)(2) and (a)(3) of this section shall be allocated equally to each company domiciled in Rhode Island no more frequently than annually and shall not exceed an annual average assessment of three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500) per company for any given three (3) calendar year period. All revenues collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited as general revenues. That assessment shall be in addition to any taxes and fees payable to the state.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 445, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 40, § 86; P.L. 2001, ch. 122, § 8.)