Maine Revised Statutes

§4-407. Rulemaking

The Superintendent of Financial Institutions, the Superintendent of Insurance and the Superintendent of Consumer Credit Protection may undertake joint rulemaking, pursuant to this section, Title 9-B, section 448, subsection 5 and Title 24-A, section 1443-A, subsection 3 to carry out the purposes of section 4-406, including issues regarding signs, the physical location of sales of insurance and identification of agents and brokers affiliated with financial institutions, credit unions, financial institution holding companies or supervised lenders. In adopting rules pursuant to this Part, the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, the Superintendent of Insurance and the Superintendent of Consumer Credit Protection shall consider the possibility of confusion and perception of coercion among the insurance consuming public, the need for cost-effective delivery of insurance products to insurance consumers and the importance of parity among agents and brokers affiliated with federally chartered and state-chartered financial institutions and credit unions. Any rule adopted may not interfere significantly with the ability of an agent or broker to solicit or negotiate the sale of an insurance product, whether or not that agent or broker is affiliated with a financial institution, credit union, financial institution holding company or supervised lender, except when no other reasonable alternative exists that protects the insurance consuming public. Rules adopted under this Part are routine technical rules pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter II-A. Nothing in this section is intended to restrict or interfere with the ability of the Bureau of Insurance, the Bureau of Financial Institutions or the Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection to adopt rules with respect to areas in which the respective agencies have independent jurisdiction. [1999, c. 127, Pt. A, §19 (AMD); 2001, c. 44, §11 (AMD); 2001, c. 44, §14 (AFF); 2007, c. 273, Pt. B, §§5, 6 (REV); 2007, c. 695, Pt. A, §47 (AFF).]

SECTION HISTORY
1997, c. 315, §8 (NEW). 1999, c. 127, §A19 (AMD). 2001, c. 44, §11 (AMD). 2001, c. 44, §14 (AFF). 2007, c. 273, Pt. B, §7 (AFF). 2007, c. 273, Pt. B, §§5, 6 (REV). 2007, c. 695, Pt. A, §47 (AFF).