33-17-216. Temporary insurance producer license. (1) The commissioner may issue a temporary license to or with respect to an individual qualified for the temporary license only as to age, residence, and trustworthiness and without requiring the individual to take an examination, in the following cases:
(a) to the surviving spouse or next of kin or to the administrator or executor, or the employee of the administrator or executor, of a licensed insurance producer upon the insurance producer's death;
(b) to the spouse, next of kin, employee, or legal guardian of a licensed insurance producer disabled by injury or physical or mental illness;
(c) to an employee of a partnership, or officer or employee of a corporation, licensed as an insurance producer, upon the death or disability of an individual designated in the license to exercise the powers of an insurance producer;
(d) to the designee of a licensed insurance producer entering upon active service in the armed forces of the United States of America;
(e) in any other circumstance in which the commissioner finds that the public interest will best be served by issuing a temporary license.
(2) The temporary license must be issued upon application filed with the commissioner in the form and containing the information as the commissioner may reasonably require.
(3) The temporary license must be for a period of not over 90 days, subject to extension at the commissioner's discretion for an additional period of not more than 90 days, except that a temporary license issued pursuant to subsection (1)(a) may be continued until the executor or administrator disposes of the insurance business, but not to exceed a period of 15 months. A temporary license issued to the next of kin under subsection (1)(a) may not be extended for an additional term after the appointment and qualification of the administrator or executor.