§ 7-9-1. Power to enter guaranty and suretyship contracts.
Any company incorporated and organized under the laws of any state of the United States, which has a paid up capital of at least two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000), and which has charter authority to transact business as surety on obligations of persons or corporations, may, upon compliance with all the requirements of law regulating the admission of the companies to transact business in this state, and to the extent of its corporate powers, enter into any contract of guaranty or may be accepted as sole surety upon the bond, undertaking, or obligation of any person or corporation giving bond in this state or required by law to give bond in this state, except as otherwise provided, whether the bond is given in civil or criminal judicial proceedings or for the due performance of the duties of any office or employment, or however otherwise the guaranty, bond, undertaking, or obligation is given; and the company may also be accepted as sole surety upon any recognizance or other obligation of record that any person or corporation may be required by law in any way to enter into in this state.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 186, § 1; P.L. 1902, ch. 1053, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 226, § 1; P.L. 1911, ch. 667, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 264, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 119, § 1; P.L. 1939, ch. 659, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 7-9-1.)