17:46B-22. Funds in excess of minimum capital, other than statutory premium reserve
Funds over and above minimum capital, other than the statutory premium reserve, may be retained as cash on hand or on deposit in banks, or may be invested in the following classes of investments:
a. Any of the classes of investments authorized in section 21 of this act; provided, however, that the amount invested at any time in those classes of investments set forth in subsections g., h., l . and p. of section 21, when valued at cost, shall not, without written approval of the commissioner, exceed 50% of the sum of the capital and surplus of such title insurance company as shown by its most recent statement on file with said commissioner.
b. Corporate stock or shares of any solvent corporation incorporated under the laws of the United States or any state, district or territory thereof, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or of the Dominion of Canada or any province thereof, including the stock of another title insurance company.
C. Corporation obligationS.Bonds, notes or obligations issued, assumed or guaranteed by any solvent corporation or business trust, incorporated or existing under the laws of the United States or any state, district or territory thereof, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or of the Dominion of Canada or any province thereof.
d. Canadian governmental subdivision obligationS.Valid and legally authorized bonds, notes or obligations issued, assumed or guaranteed by any province, county, city, town, village, municipality or political subdivision of the Dominion of Canada.
e. Other loans and investmentS.Loans or investments not qualifying or permitted under the preceding subsections of this section to an amount not exceeding 25% of the amount of the surplus of a title insurance company as shown by its most recent statement on file with the commissioner.
f. Title plant. Provided it shall at all times comply with the minimum capital investment requirements of section 21, a title insurance company may invest in title plantS.The title plants shall be considered assets at the fair value thereof. In determining the fair value of a title plant, no value shall be attributed to furniture and fixtures, and the real estate in which the title plant is housed shall be carried as real estate. The value of title abstracts, title briefs, copies of conveyances or other documents, indices and other records comprising the title plant shall be determined by considering the expenses incurring in obtaining them, the age thereof, the cost of replacements, and all other relevant factorS.Once the value of a title plant shall have been determined, hereunder, such value may be increased only by the acquisition of another title plant by purchase, consolidation or merger; in no event shall the value of the title plant be increased by additions made thereto as part of the normal course of abstracting and insuring titles to real estate. Subject to the above limitations and with the approval of the commissioner, a title insurance company may enter into agreements with one or more title insurance companies authorized to do business in this State, whereby such companies shall participate in the ownership, management and control of a title plant to service the needs of all such companies or such companies may hold stock of a corporation owning and operating a title plant for such purposeS.
L.1975, C. 106, S.22, eff. May 29, 1975.
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