[§431:9N-103] Fiduciary responsibilities. (a) In addition to the requirements of section 431:9A-123.5, bail agents shall have the responsibilities of a trustee for all premium, return premium funds, and collateral or security received or collected under this article.
(b) All premiums received, less commissions if authorized, shall be remitted to the insurer on or before the contractual due date or, if there is no contractual due date, within forty-five days after receipt.
(c) All returned premiums received from or credited by insurers to the account of the bail agent shall be remitted to or credited to the account of the person entitled thereto within thirty days after the receipt or credit.
(d) An insurer having knowledge that a bail agent has failed to account for any collected premium to the insurer more than forty-five days after the contractual due date or, if there is no contractual due date, more than ninety days after receipt, shall promptly report the failure to the commissioner in writing.
(e) Every insurer shall remit unearned premium funds to the person entitled thereto or shall otherwise credit the account of the bail agent as soon as is practicable after entitlement to the premium funds has been established, but in no event more than forty-five days after the effective date of any cancellation or termination effected by the insurer or after the date of entitlement thereto, as established by notification of cancellation or of termination or as otherwise established. A bail agent having knowledge of a failure on the part of any insurer to comply with this subsection shall promptly report the failure to the commissioner in writing.
(f) No bail agent shall commingle premiums belonging to insurers and return premiums received or held by the bail agent or persons entitled to such funds with the bail agent's personal funds or with any other funds except those directly connected with the bail agent's bail business. [L 2008, c 134, pt of §1]