§ 27-2-3. Reciprocal privileges of nonresident insurance producers.
(a) Any commission received by a Rhode Island licensed resident insurance producer may be shared with another licensed resident insurance producer, or with a licensed nonresident insurance producer; provided, that if the nonresident insurance producer resides in, or is a licensed insurance producer in, a state which requires the retention of a stipulated percentage of the commission on risks placed in the state by nonresident insurance producers, then and in that event the Rhode Island resident insurance producer shall require the same percentage of the commission as would be required if a Rhode Island insurance producer should place similar insurance in the state of the residence of the nonresident insurance producer; provided, that if the nonresident insurance producer resides in a state, county, or municipality which by statute or ordinance prohibits the division of commissions on insurance covering property or risks in the city, county, or state of the nonresident insurance producer, then and in that event, it shall be unlawful for the Rhode Island resident insurance producer to pay the nonresident insurance producer any share or portion of the commission on insurance on property or risks in the state of Rhode Island.
(b) This section shall not apply to bid bonds issued by any admitted surety insurer in connection with any public or private contract.
(c) An insurance producer that has been a licensed nonresident insurance producer prior to June 30, 1989, for twelve (12) years or more but whose company is no longer licensed to do business in a reciprocal state after June 30, 1989, may be licensed in Rhode Island as a special nonresident insurance producer.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 45, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 383, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 513, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 445, § 7.)