17B:19-1. Expenses of investigation, analyses, and valuation of securities
a. The purpose of this section is to provide a means of making funds not in excess of $250,000 in any one year available to the Subcommittee on Valuation of Securities of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to defray the expenses of such committee in the investigation, analyses and valuation of securities and the determination of the amortizability of bonds, owned by insurers, for the purpose of furnishing to the several States on a uniform basis information needed in the supervision of insurers licensed to transact business in the several stateS.The commissioner is hereby authorized to disburse in the manner hereinafter provided, in co-operation with supervisory officials of other States, funds obtained through assessments for such purpose under this section.
b. The commissioner shall periodically obtain from such Subcommittee on Valuation of Securities a verified budget estimate of the receipts and of the expenses to be incurred by the committee for a stated period, not exceeding one year, with appropriate explanations of the estimates therein contained.
C. If the commissioner shall be satisfied as to the reasonableness of such budget estimate, he shall determine the portion of the funds required by such budget estimate, to be assessed as hereinafter provided, by deducting from such budget estimate or from the sum of $250,000, whichever is less, any amounts received or receivable by the committee from other states whose laws do not substantially conform to the method of assessment herein provided and applying to the remainder the proportion which the total investments in securities of domestic life insurers bears to the total investments in securities of life insurers domiciled in this and other States whose laws authorize and require assessments on substantially the same basis as herein provided. The commissioner shall thereafter as soon as convenient, by notice stating the method of computation thereof, assess the amount to be paid on account of such expenses, pro rata upon all domestic life insurers in the proportion which the total investments in securities of each domestic life insurer shall bear to the total investments in securities of all such insurerS.The total investments in securities of any life insurer for purposes of this section shall be the total admitted value of stocks and bonds reported as such in its annual statement last filed prior to such assessment with the commissioner or other supervisory official of its state of domicile. Upon receipt of such notice each such insurer shall within thirty days pay said assessment of the commissioner who shall remit such funds to the State Treasurer as custodian thereof. The State Treasurer shall hold such funds separate from all other State moneys and shall disburse the same only upon vouchers signed by the commissioner. Such disbursements shall be made to the Subcommittee on Valuation of Securities of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for the purposes of this section.
d. The commissioner shall require annually and at such other times as he may deem it necessary or advisable a duly certified audit of receipts and disbursements and statement of assets and liabilities, showing the details of the financial operations of the Subcommittee on Valuation of SecuritieS.
L.1971, C. 144, S.17B:19-1.
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