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Section: Surplus Lines Insurance Guaranty Fund.

Statute: 17:22-6.73

4. There is created a private, nonprofit, unincorporated, legal entity to be known as the New Jersey Surplus Lines Insurance Guaranty Fund. All surplus lines insurers shall be and remain member insurers of the fund as a condition of their continued eligibility pursuant to section 11 of P.L.1960, c.32 (C.17:22-6.45). The fund shall be managed and administered by the New Jersey Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association. The association shall exercise all of the powers vested in the fund under this act, and such other powers as may be necessary or appropriate to the fulfilling of its responsibilities under this act. The association shall administer the affairs of the fund in accordance with the "New Jersey Property-Liability Guaranty Association Act," P.L.1974, c.17 (C.17:30A-1 et seq.) and its plan of operation adopted pursuant to section 9 (C.17:30A-9), insofar as the provisions of that act and that plan are not thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this act, and subject to any amendments to the plan as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate the purposes of this act. After the excess moneys in the fund are transferred to the General Fund pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1984, c.101 (C.17:22-6.74), the association shall be responsible for the run-off and wind-up of all covered claims existing before June 25, 2002. On or after June 25, 2002, the operations and obligations of the fund pursuant to P.L.1984, c.101 (C.17:22-6.70 et seq.), with respect to eligible surplus lines insurers determined to be insolvent after that date, other than eligible surplus lines insurers issuing policies for medical malpractice liability insurance or property insurance covering owner occupied dwellings of less than four dwelling units, shall be terminated. On or after June 25, 2002, the fund shall only provide coverage for eligible surplus lines insurers issuing medical malpractice liability insurance or property insurance covering owner occupied dwellings of less than four dwelling units determined to be insolvent after that date. In order to assist the association in implementing the provisions of this act, there is created an advisory body to the board of directors of the association to be comprised of two members representing eligible surplus lines insurers and two members representing surplus lines agents, to be appointed by and to serve at the pleasure of the commissioner. The association shall consult the advisory body on any matter relating to the provisions of P.L.1984, c.101 (C.17:22-6.70 et seq.). L.1984,c.101,s.4; amended 1984, c.207, s.3; 2002, c.30, s.4.

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