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2011 Florida Statutes

F.S. 626.794
626.794 Unlawful payment or sharing of commissions.
(1) No life insurer or licensed life agent shall pay directly or indirectly any commission or other valuable consideration to any person for services as a life insurance agent within this state, unless such person holds a currently valid license and appointment to act as a life insurance agent as required by the laws of this state; except that a life insurer may pay such commission or other valuable consideration to, and a licensed and appointed life insurance agent may share any commission or other valuable consideration with, an incorporated insurance agency in which all employees, stockholders, directors, or officers who solicit, negotiate, or effectuate life insurance contracts are qualified life insurance agents holding currently valid licenses and appointments.
(2) No person other than a licensed and appointed life agent shall accept any such commission or other valuable consideration, except as provided in subsection (1).
(3) This section shall not prevent the payment or receipt of renewal or other deferred commissions or pensions to or by any person solely because such person has ceased to hold a license or appointment to act as a life insurance agent and shall not prevent the payment of renewal or other deferred commissions to any incorporated insurance agency solely because any of its stockholders has ceased to hold a license or appointment to act as a life insurance agent.
History.s. 298, ch. 59-205; s. 1, ch. 63-381; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 3, ch. 81-282; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 254, 257, 807, 810, ch. 82-243; ss. 102, 206, 207, ch. 90-363; s. 4, ch. 91-429.