§ 27-2.4-6. Order to cease unlicensed activities.
(a) If the department has reason to believe that any person is conducting any activities requiring licensure under this chapter without obtaining a license, or who after the denial, suspension or revocation of a license conducts any activities requiring licensure under this chapter, the department may issue its order to that person commanding them to appear before the department at a hearing after issuance of that order to show cause why the department should not issue an order to that person to cease and desist from the violations of the provisions of this chapter. The order to show cause may be served on any person named in the order in the same manner that summons in a civil action may be served, or by mailing a copy of the order, certified mail, return receipt requested, to that person at any address at which he or she has done business or at which he or she lives. If upon that hearing the department is satisfied that the person is in fact violating any provision of this chapter, then the department may order that person, in writing, to cease and desist from that violation. All hearings shall be governed in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, chapter 35 of title 42. If that person fails to comply with an order of the department after being afforded a hearing, the superior court in the county where the insurance transaction took place has jurisdiction upon complaint of the department to restrain and enjoin that person from violating this chapter.
(b) Any person who violates this section by operating without a license shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined an amount not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisoned for a term not exceeding one year, or both. The matter shall be referred to the department of attorney general.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 14, § 3; P.L. 2001, ch. 15, § 3; P.L. 2007, ch. 85, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 211, § 1.)