Public Laws

124th Legislature

Second Regular Session



Chapter 597

H.P. 1073 - L.D. 1523

An Act To Make Corrections to the Life Settlement Laws

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 24-A MRSA §6802-A, sub-§12-A,  as amended by PL 2009, c. 376, §5, is further amended to read:

12-A. Stranger-originated life insurance.   "Stranger-originated life insurance" means an act or practice to initiate a life insurance policy for the benefit of a person who, at the time of the origination of the policy, has no insurable interest in the insured. "Stranger-originated life insurance" includes, but is not limited to, cases in which life insurance is purchased with resources or guarantees from or through a person who, at the time of the inception of the policy, could not lawfully initiate the policy and when, at the time of policy inception, there is an arrangement or agreement to directly or indirectly transfer the ownership of the policy or the policy benefits to another person. "Stranger-originated life insurance" also includes the creation of a trust to give the appearance of insurable interest and the use of such a trust in order to initiate policies for investors in circumvention or violation of insurable interest laws and the prohibition against wagering on life. "Stranger-originated life insurance" does not include those practices set forth in subsection 9-A, paragraphs A to J or other lawful settlement transactions.

Effective July 12, 2010

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333