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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 152
Domestic stock insurers proxies, consents, and authorizations with respect to any voting security.
F.S. 628.152
628.152 Domestic stock insurers; proxies, consents, and authorizations with respect to any voting security.
(1) The commission may, by rule, prescribe the form, content, and manner of solicitation of any proxy, consent, or authorization with respect to any voting security issued by a domestic stock insurer, as may be necessary or appropriate in the public interest or for the proper protection of investors in the voting securities issued by such insurer or to ensure the fair dealing in such voting securities.
(2) No person and no domestic stock insurer or any director, officer, or employee of such insurer shall solicit or permit the use of his or her name to solicit, by mail or otherwise, any person to give any proxy, consent, or authorization with respect to any voting security in contravention of any such rule.
(3) Any proxy or consent obtained in violation of this section is void. The domestic stock insurer, any stockholder of record, or the office may enforce compliance with this section, by an appropriate civil action.
(4) This section shall not apply to voting securities registered pursuant to s. 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
(5) “Voting security” means any instrument which, in law or by contract, gives the holder the right to vote, consent to, or authorize any corporate action.
History.s. 1, ch. 65-213; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 2, ch. 71-87; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 645, 665, 809(1st), ch. 82-243; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 380, ch. 97-102; s. 1264, ch. 2003-261.