Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Assessment (230-RICR-20-05-7)

230-RICR-20-05-7 ACTIVE RULE

7.1 Authority

This Regulation is promulgated pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 31-50-4 and 42-14-17.

7.2 Purpose

The purpose of this Regulation is to set forth the method by which payments made to fund The Office of Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud are to be implemented

7.3 Definitions

A. As used in this Regulation:

1. "Director" means the Director of Business Regulation or his or her designee.

2. "Insurer" means all persons, firms, corporations, or associations authorized to write automobile insurance in this state.

3. "Superintendent" means the Superintendent of the State Police.

4. "Market Share" means an insurer's percentage share of the total of the automobile liability and physical damage written premiums in this state in a calendar year.

7.4 Method of Funding

A. At such times as deemed appropriate by the Director, each insurer shall be notified in writing by the Department of Business Regulation of the amount owed which amount shall be

1. based upon the insurer's most recently determinable annual percentage market share on or before March 1 of each year, and

2. equal to one ($1) dollar times the total of registrations of vehicles having a gross weight of ten thousand (10,000) pounds or less, as determined by the Director.

B. The number of registrations of vehicles shall be obtained from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Said amount may be collected by an insurer as a policy surcharge, separately identifiable on either the policy declaration page or billing.

7.5 Payments

All amounts payable pursuant to § 7.4 of this Part shall be remitted by the insurer within thirty (30) days of receipt of the written notification by the Department of Business Regulation of the amount owed. All payments shall be made by check payable to the General Treasurer, delivered to the Superintendent.

7.6 Failure to Comply

Any insurer who fails to pay the amount owed pursuant to § 7.4 of this Part may be subject to suspension or revocation of its license.

7.7 Severability

If any section, term, or provision of this Regulation should be adjudged invalid for any reason, that judgment should not effect, impair, or invalidate any remaining section, term, or provision, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Title 230 Department of Business Regulation (includes the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner)
Chapter 20 Insurance
Subchapter 05 Personal Lines - Automobile and Homeowners Insurance
Part 7 Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Assessment (230-RICR-20-05-7)
Type of Filing Technical Revision
Regulation Status Active
Effective 09/03/2002

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 31-50-4 and 42-14-17

Purpose and Reason :

This Technical Revision is being promulgated to reformat the rule into the RICR format for the Rhode Island Code of Regulations. There are no substantive changes.

There are no electronic rulemaking documents for rules filed prior to August 14, 2018. For rulemaking documents for rules filed prior to this date, please contact the appropriate agency's Rules Coordinator.