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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 631
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F.S. 631.321
631.321 Order and levy of assessment.
(1) Upon the filing and reading of the report and petition provided for in s. 631.311, the court, ex parte, may order the department to assess all members or subscribers of the insurer who may be subject to such an assessment, in such an aggregate amount as the court finds reasonably necessary to pay all valid claims as may be timely filed and proved in the delinquency proceeding, together with the costs and expenses of levying and collecting assessments and the costs and expenses of the delinquency proceeding in full. Any such order shall require the department to assess each such member or subscriber for her or his proportion of the aggregate assessment, according to such reasonable classification of such members or subscribers and formula as may be made by the department and approved by the court.
(2) The court may order additional assessments upon the filing and reading of any amendment or supplement to the report and petition referred to in subsection (1), if such amendment or supplement is filed within 3 years after the date of the entry of the order of rehabilitation or liquidation.
(3) After the entry of the order to levy an assessment upon members or subscribers of an insurer referred to in subsection (1) or subsection (2), the department shall levy an assessment upon such members or subscribers in accordance with the order.
(4) The total of all assessments against any member or subscriber with respect to any policy, whether levied pursuant to this chapter or pursuant to any other provision of this code, shall be for no greater amount than that specified in the policy or policies of the member or subscriber and as limited under this code; except as to any policy which was issued at a rate of premium below the minimum rate lawfully permitted for the risk insured, in which event the assessment against any such policyholder shall be upon the basis of the minimum rate for such risk.
(5) No assessment shall be levied against any member or subscriber with respect to any nonassessable policy issued in accordance with this code.
History.s. 748, ch. 59-205; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 809(1st), ch. 82-243; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 407, ch. 97-102.