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2004 Florida Statutes

Section 631.716, Florida Statutes 2004

631.716  Board of directors.--

(1)  The board of directors of the association shall be comprised of not fewer than five nor more than nine member insurers, serving terms as established in the plan of operation. At all times at least one member of the board shall be a domestic insurer as defined in s. 624.06(1). The members of the board shall be elected by member insurers subject to the approval of the department. A vacancy on the board shall be filled for the remaining period of the term by a majority vote of the remaining board members, subject to the approval of the department. Prior to the selection of the initial board of directors and the organization of the association, the department shall give notice to all member insurers of the time and place of the organizational meeting. At the organizational meeting, each member insurer shall be entitled to one vote, in person or by proxy. If the board of directors is not elected within 60 days after notice of the organizational meeting, the department may appoint the initial members.

(2)  In approving the election of members to the board, or in appointing members to the board, the department shall consider, among other things, whether all member insurers are fairly represented.

(3)  Members of the board may be reimbursed from the assets of the association for expenses incurred by them as members of the board of directors, but members of the board shall not otherwise be compensated by the association for their services.

History.--s. 6, ch. 79-189; s. 809(1st), ch. 82-243; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429.