17:46B-35. Rebates or reduced fees
a. No title insurance company and no title insurance agent shall pay, allow or give, or offer to pay, allow or give, directly or indirectly, as an inducement to insure, or after insurance has been affected, any rebate, discount, abatement, credit or reduction of premium or special favor, advantage, or other benefit to accrue thereon or any valuable consideration or inducement whatever, not specified or provided for in the policy, except to the extent provided for in an applicable filing with the commissioner as provided by this act.
b. No title insurance company and no title insurance agent shall quote any fee or make any charge to any person which is less than that currently available to others in a like amount and involving the same factors as set forth in the schedule of fees and charges established pursuant to section 41 of this act, or otherwise make or permit any unfair discrimination in the premium or rates charged for insurance or in other fees and charges or in other benefits, or in any other of the terms and conditions of the insurance policy, except to the extent provided for in an applicable filing with the commissioner as provided by this act. The amount by which any fee or charge is less than that prescribed by the schedule of fees and charges established pursuant to section 41 of this act is an unlawful rebate.
C.No applicant for insurance, nor any insured, nor any owner, lessee, mortgagee, existing or prospective, of the real property or interest therein which is the subject matter of the application for insurance, nor any person acting as agent, representative, attorney, broker or employee of such applicant, insured, or such owner, lessee or mortgagee, shall knowingly receive or accept, directly or indirectly, any commission, rebate, discount, abatement, credit or reduction of premium, or any special favor or advantage or valuable consideration or inducement prohibited by this act.
L.1975, C.106, s.35, eff. May 29, 1975.
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