TITLE 27
Insurance

CHAPTER 27-2
Foreign Insurance Companies

SECTION 27-2-14


§ 27-2-14 Forwarding of process by commissioner.

(a) Whenever lawful process against a foreign insurance company shall be served upon the insurance commissioner, the commissioner shall forward a copy of the process served on him or her, by mail, postpaid, and directed to the person appointed by the insurance company to accept service of process on behalf of the company.

(b) Service upon the insurance commissioner shall be accomplished by regular mail or by whatever alternative method is designated by the commissioner.

(c) For each copy of process the insurance commissioner shall collect, for the use of the state, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), which shall be paid by the plaintiff at the time of the service; the fee is to be recovered by the plaintiff as part of the taxable costs, if he or she prevails in the suit.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 182, § 4; G.L. 1909, ch. 220, § 4; G.L. 1923, ch. 256, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 151, § 4; impl. am. P.L. 1953, ch. 3174, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 27-2-14; P.L. 1960, ch. 71, art. 1, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 595, art. 30, § 9; P.L. 2009, ch. 303, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 304, § 1.)