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Bill Number: 482 Ratification Number: 216 Act Number 140 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Exemption from licensing of agency office employees
(A140, R216, S482)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 38-43-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO WHEN LICENSES OF INSURANCE AGENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN AGENCY OFFICE EMPLOYEES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Exemption from licensing of agency office employees
SECTION 1. Section 38-43-20(e) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 471 of 1988, is further amended to read:
"(e) an employee of a licensed agent who is under the agent's direct supervision or an employee of a licensed insurer, who performs solely clerical duties, and who is paid on an hourly or salary basis and not on a commission basis; or an agency office employee acting within the confines of the agent's office, under the direction and supervision of the licensed agent and within the scope of the agent's license, in the acceptance of request for insurance and payment of premiums and the performance of clerical, stenographic, and similar office duties;"
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.