TITLE 27
Insurance

CHAPTER 27-8
Casualty Insurance Generally

SECTION 27-8-1


§ 27-8-1 Types of insurance authorized for domestic fire and marine insurance companies.

Every insurance company incorporated by or under the laws of this state, and now or after this authorized to transact the business of fire or marine insurance, or both, may, in addition to the business that it is now authorized by the provisions of its act of incorporation to do, make insurance:

(1) On dwelling houses, stores, and all kinds of buildings, and on household furniture and other property, against direct and indirect loss or damage including loss of use or occupancy by fire, heat, smoke and smudge, lightning, windstorm, tornado, cyclone, earthquake, volcanic eruption, hail, frost or snow, weather or climatic conditions including an excess or deficiency of moisture, flood, rain, or drought, the rising of the waters of the ocean or its tributaries, bombardment, invasion, insurrection, riot, civil war or commotion, military or usurped power, vandalism, malicious mischief, sabotage, sit down and other strikes, acts of destruction by order of any military or civil authority done to prevent the spread of a conflagration, epidemic or catastrophe, or short circuits of electrical current or static electricity or any other electrical disturbance, and by explosion, whether fire ensues or not, except risks pertaining to employer's liability and worker's compensation; also against the legal liability of the insured, and against the loss, damage, or expense, incident to a claim of that liability, arising out of the loss or destruction of, or damage to, the property of any other person; also against loss or damage caused by burglary, robbery, theft, pillage, looting, larceny, or any attempt at this, whether caused or arising at the time of or in connection with fire, windstorm, or any other casualty insured against or otherwise;

(2) Against loss or damage, by water or other fluid or substance, to goods or premises of any kind arising from the breakage or leakage of sprinklers, pumps, or other apparatus erected for extinguishing fires, or of other conduits or containers, or by water entering through leaks or openings in buildings, and from the breakage or leakage of water pipes, and against accidental injury to sprinklers, pumps, apparatus, conduits, containers, or water pipes, and against the legal liability of the insured, and against the loss, damage, or expense, incident to a claim of that liability, arising out of the loss or destruction of, or damage to, the property of any other person;

(3) On vessels, boats, craft, aircraft, cars, automobiles and vehicles of every kind, cargoes, goods, merchandise, freights, and other property against loss or damage by all or any of the risks of lake, river, canal, and inland navigation and transportation and all goods, freights, cargoes, merchandise, effects, disbursements, profits, moneys, bullion, precious stones, securities, chose in action, evidences of debt, valuable papers, bottomry and respondentia interests, and all other kinds of property and interests in them, in respect to, appertaining to, or in connection with any and all risks or perils of navigation, transit, or transportation including war risks, on or under any seas or other waters, on land or in the air, or while being assembled, packed, crated, baled, compressed, or similarly prepared for shipment or while awaiting shipment, or during any delays, storage, transshipment, or reshipment, including marine builder's risks and all personal property floater risks;

(4) On persons or to property in connection with or appertaining to a marine, inland marine, transit, or transportation insurance, including the liability for the loss of or damage to either, arising out of or in connection with the construction, repair, operation, maintenance, or use of the subject matter of that insurance, but not including life insurance; but, except as specified in this section, this shall not mean insurances against loss by reason of bodily injury to the person;

(5) On precious stones, jewels, jewelry, gold, silver, and other precious metals, whether used in business or trade or otherwise and whether those stones and metals are in the course of transportation or otherwise;

(6) On automobiles and other vehicles whether operated on rails or otherwise, airplanes, seaplanes, dirigibles, or other aircraft, and elevators and other conveyors, and the breakage of glass in them, whether stationary or being operated under their own power, which shall include all or any part of the hazards of fire, explosion, transportation, collision, and the loss by legal liability for damage to property resulting from the maintenance and use of automobiles and other vehicles, airplanes, seaplanes, dirigibles, and other aircraft, and elevators and other conveyors;

(7) On or against loss or damage to property resulting from the maintenance and use of automobiles and other vehicles whether operated on rails or otherwise, vessels, elevators and other conveyors, and aircraft, and on or against loss by burglary, larceny or theft, vandalism, or malicious mischief, or by the wrongful conversion, disposal, or concealment of automobiles, and other vehicles, whether held under conditional sales contracts or subject to chattel mortgages, or any one or more of those hazards, but shall not include insurance against loss by reason of bodily injury to the person; and

(8) Against loss of or damage to any property resulting from any cause which is a proper subject of insurance; provided, that before any company shall assume risks other than those enumerated in this section it shall first obtain the approval of the insurance commissioner; and

(9) [Deleted by P.L. 2004, ch. 54, § 2, and by P.L. 2004, ch. 59, § 2.]

History of Section.
(P.L. 1901, ch. 837, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 219, § 37; P.L. 1917, ch. 1526, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 255, § 37; P.L. 1934, ch. 2111, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 150, § 36; P.L. 1940, ch. 855, § 1; impl. am. P.L. 1953, ch. 3174, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 27-8-1; P.L. 1980, ch. 37, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 400, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 54, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 59, § 2.)