Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 26. Marine Insurance.


Subchapter I. Prohibitions.

§ 31–2601.01. Kinds of insurance prohibited.

No insurance shall be made by any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, on any ship or ships, or on any goods, merchandise, or effects laden or to be laden on board of any ship or ships, interest or no interest, or without further proof of interest than the policy, or by way of gaming or wagering or without benefit of salvage to the insurer; and every such insurance shall be null and void to all intents and purposes.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1294, ch. 854, § 656.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1432.

1973 Ed., § 35-1133.


Subchapter II. General.

§ 31–2602.01. Definitions. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 401, ch. 93, title II, § 1; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1401.

1973 Ed., § 35-1101.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4(o) of Consolidation of Financial Services Emergency Amendment Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-381, February 27, 2004, 51 DCR 2653).

Editor's Notes

D.C. Law 15-166, § 4(o), purported to amend this section that was previously repealed by D.C. Law 14-297, therefore, the amendment was ineffective.

Department of Insurance abolished: The Department of Insurance, including the Superintendent, was abolished and the functions thereof transferred to the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia by Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1952. Reorganization Order No. 43, dated June 23, 1953, as amended, established, under the direction and control of a Commissioner, a Department of Insurance headed by a Superintendent. The Order provided for the organization of the Department, abolished the previously existing Department of Insurance, and provided that all functions and positions of the previous Department would be transferred to the new Department of Insurance, including the duties, powers, and authorities of all officers and employees; and that all personnel, property, records and unexpended balances relating to the functions and positions transferred would also be transferred to the new Department. The executive functions of the Board of Commissioners were transferred to the Commissioner of the District of Columbia by § 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967. The functions of the Superintendent of Insurance were transferred to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs by Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1983, effective March 31, 1983. Pursuant to the provisions of D.C. Law 11-268, the Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation was established and the duties of the Superintendent of Insurance and the Insurance Administration were assumed by the Commissioner of Insurance and Securities and the Insurance Administration in the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs was abolished.


§ 31–2602.02. Applicability of District insurance laws. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 402, ch. 93, title II, § 2; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1402.

1973 Ed., § 35-1102.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.03. Kinds of insurance authorized; reserves required; requirements for transacting business for stock companies and reinsurance corporations. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 402, ch. 93, title II, § 3; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Mar. 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-81, § 28(a), 45 DCR 745; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1403.

1973 Ed., § 35-1103.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.04. Organization and licensing requirements for domestic mutual companies. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 404, ch. 93, title II, § 4; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1404.

1973 Ed., § 35-1104.


§ 31–2602.05. Requirements for transacting business for foreign companies. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 404, ch. 93, title II, § 5; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1405.

1973 Ed., § 35-1105.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.06. Reinsurance of risks. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 15, 1993, D.C. Law 10-36, § 6(b); as added May 16, 1995, D.C. Law 10-255, § 26(c), 41 DCR 5193; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1406.


§ 31–2602.07. Computation of unearned premiums. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 405, ch. 93, title IV, § 7; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1407.

1973 Ed., § 35-1107.


§ 31–2602.08. Taxation of companies—Tax on underwriting profit—Computation of profit. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 405, ch. 93, title V, § 8; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1408.

1973 Ed., § 35-1108.


§ 31–2602.09. Taxation of companies—Tax on underwriting profit—Computation and payment of tax. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 406, ch. 93, title V, § 9; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1409.

1973 Ed., § 35-1109.

Editor's Notes

Office of Collector of Taxes abolished: The Office of the Collector of Taxes was abolished and the functions thereof transferred to the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia by Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1952. All functions of the Office of the Collector of Taxes including the functions of all officers, employees, and subordinate agencies were transferred to the Director, Department of General Administration by Reorganization Order No. 3, dated August 28, 1952. Reorganization Order No. 20, dated November 10, 1952, transferred the functions of the Collector of Taxes to the Finance Office. The same Order provided for the Office of the Collector of Taxes headed by a Collector in the Finance Office, and abolished the previously existing Office of the Collector of Taxes. Reorganization Order No. 20 was superseded and replaced by Organization Order No. 121, dated December 12, 1957, which provided that the Finance Office (consisting of the Office of the Finance Officer, Property Tax Division, Revenue Division, Treasury Division, Accounting Division, and Data Processing Division) would continue under the direction and control of the Director of General Administration, and that the Treasury Division would perform the function of collecting revenues of the District of Columbia and depositing the same with the Treasurer of the United States. Organization Order No. 121 was revoked by Organization Order No. 3, December 13, 1967, Part IVC of which prescribed the functions of the Finance Office within a newly established Department of General Administration. The executive functions of the Board of Commissioners were transferred to the Commissioner of the District of Columbia by § 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967. Functions of the Finance Office as stated in Part IVC of Organization Order No. 3 were transferred to the Director of the Department of Finance and Revenue by Commissioner’s Order No. 69-96, dated March 7, 1969. The collection functions of the Director of the Department of Finance and Revenue were transferred to the District of Columbia Treasurer by § 47-316 on March 5, 1981.

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.10. Taxation of companies—Tax on average earnings on reserves for unpaid losses and unexpired premiums. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 407, ch. 93, title V, § 10; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1410.

1973 Ed., § 35-1110.


§ 31–2602.11. Taxation of companies—Tax on investment income from funds representing capital stock and surplus. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 408, ch. 93, title V, § 11; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1411.

1973 Ed., § 35-1111.


§ 31–2602.12. Taxation of companies—Computation and payment of taxes on earnings and investment income. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 408, ch. 93, title V, § 12; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1412.

1973 Ed., § 35-1112.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.13. Single annual license fee. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 408, ch. 93, title V, § 13; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-261, § 2003(hh), 46 DCR 3142; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1413.

1973 Ed., § 35-1113.

Editor's Notes

Office of Collector of Taxes abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.09.


§ 31–2602.14. Cessation of business. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 408, ch. 93, title V, § 14; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1414.

1973 Ed., § 35-1114.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.15. Failure to make reports or pay taxes or fees. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 408, ch. 93, title V, § 15; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1415.

1973 Ed., § 35-1115.


§ 31–2602.16. Exemption from District taxes or fees. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 409, ch. 93, title V, § 16; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1416.

1973 Ed., § 35-1116.

Editor's Notes

United States Shipping Board abolished: By Executive Order No. 6166, § 12, dated June 10, 1933, the United States Shipping Board was abolished and its functions, including those over and in respect to the United States Shipping Board Merchant Fleet Corporation, were transferred to the Department of Commerce. By §§ 201 and 204 of the Act of June 29, 1936, 49 Stat. 1987, ch. 858, the United States Maritime Commission was created and the functions of the former United States Shipping Board, including those vested in the Department of Commerce by Executive Order No. 6166, were transferred thereto. The functions of the United States Maritime Commission were transferred to the Federal Maritime Board by Part I of Reorganization Plan No. 21 of 1950, 64 Stat. 1273. The functions of the Federal Maritime Board were transferred to the Federal Maritime Commission by § 103 of Reorganization Plan No. 7 of 1961, 75 Stat. 840.


§ 31–2602.17. Payment of federal income taxes. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 409, ch. 93, title V, § 17; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1417.

1973 Ed., § 35-1117.


§ 31–2602.18. Investment of capital, assets and surplus. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 409, ch. 93, title VI, § 18; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1418.

1973 Ed., § 35-1118.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.19. Acquisition, use and disposition of real estate by domestic companies. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 410, ch. 93, title VI, § 19; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10, 44 DCR 1730; Mar. 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-81, § 28(b), 45 DCR 745; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1419.

1973 Ed., § 35-1119.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.20. Mergers or consolidations. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 410, ch. 93, title VII, § 20; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1420.

1973 Ed., § 35-1120.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.21. Establishment and maintenance of foreign agencies. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 411, ch. 93, title VIII, § 21; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1421.

1973 Ed., § 35-1121.


§ 31–2602.22. Corporations engaged exclusively in writing insurance in foreign countries. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 411, ch. 93, title VIII, § 22; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1422.

1973 Ed., § 35-1122.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.23. Unauthorized transaction of insurance business. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 412, ch. 93, title IX, § 23; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1423.

1973 Ed., § 35-1123.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.24. License of agent or broker; issuance; revocation. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 412, ch. 93, title IX, § 24; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1424.

1973 Ed., § 35-1124.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.25. Licensees to maintain office and keep records; contents, inspection and confidentiality of records; violations. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 412, ch. 93, title IX, § 25; Oct. 5, 1985, D.C. Law 6-42, § 462, 32 DCR 4450; Mar. 8, 1991, D.C. Law 8-237, § 2(u), 38 DCR 314; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Mar. 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-81, § 28(c), 45 DCR 745; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1425.

1973 Ed., § 35-1125.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.26. Licensees to furnish bond. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 413, ch. 93, title IX, § 26; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1426.

1973 Ed., § 35-1126.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.27. Companies to keep classified records; violations. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 413, ch. 93, title X, § 27; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Mar. 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-81, § 28(d), 45 DCR 745; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1427.

1973 Ed., § 35-1127.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.28. Violations of provisions. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 414, ch. 93, title XI, § 28; Mar. 8, 1991, D.C. Law 8-237, § 2(u), 38 DCR 314; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1428.

1973 Ed., § 35-1128.


§ 31–2602.29. [Omitted].

Omitted.



§ 31–2602.30. Additional personnel and expenses for Insurance Department. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 414, ch. 93, title XII, § 30; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(q), 44 DCR 1730; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1429.

1973 Ed., § 35-1130.

Editor's Notes

Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2602.01.


§ 31–2602.31. Severability. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 414, ch. 93, title XIII, § 31; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1430.

1973 Ed., § 35-1131.


§ 31–2602.32. Right to amend or repeal chapter. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 4, 1922, 42 Stat. 414, ch. 93, title XIII, § 32; Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-297, § 401(b), 50 DCR 330.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1431.

1973 Ed., § 35-1132.