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     33-2-315. Commissioner appointed process agent -- service of process. (1) Every surplus lines insurer before transacting surplus lines insurance under this part shall in writing appoint the commissioner as its true and lawful attorney upon whom legal process in any action or proceeding against it in this state shall be served and in such writing shall agree that any such process served upon such attorney shall be of the same legal force and validity as if served in this state upon such insurer and that such authority shall continue in force so long as any liability remains outstanding against it in this state. At the time of filing such appointment, the insurer shall also file designation of the name and address of the person to whom process against it served upon the commissioner is to be forwarded. The insurer may change such designation by a new filing.
     (2) Service upon such an insurer must be made upon the commissioner and in accordance with the procedures, requirements, and results as provided under 33-1-603.

     History: En. Sec. 199, Ch. 286, L. 1959; R.C.M. 1947, 40-3424; amd. Sec. 18, Ch. 537, L. 1987.

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