TWO PER CENT. FOR KANSAS.
An act requiring the payment of certain premiums to the Are departments of incorporated cities by Are insurance companies doing business in the state of Kansas for the purpose of creating a fund for the benefit of the members of the Are departments of such cities, and providing for the collection and distribution of the same, has been passed by the legislature as follows:
Section 1. That every Are insurance company, corporation or association not incorporated by the laws of this state, doing business in any incorporated city of this state, having or that may hereafter have a regularly organized fire department, under the control of the mayor and council of said city, and having in serviceable condition for fire duty, Are apparatus and necessary equipments belonging thereto, to the value of $1,000,000 or upwards, shall return to the superintendent, of insurance a just and true account, verified by oath, that the same is a true account of all premiums received from fire insurance business done in such incorporated cities during the year ending December 31st, or such portion thereof as they may have transacted such business in such cities. Such ret urn must be made by said companies within sixty days after the 31st day of December of each year.
Sec. 2. Every fire insurance company aforesaid shall, within sixty days after the 81st day of December of each year deliver and pay to the superintendent of insurance the sum of two dollars upon the one hundred dollars, and at that rate upon the amount of all premiums written on fire and lightning within the limits of such incorporated city, during the year ending December 31st, in each year, or for such portion of said period its said company shall have done business in said city.
Sec. 3. Every such company shall keep accnrate books of account of all business done by them on Are and lightning insurance within the limits of such incorporated city, and in case any fraud or dishonesty in said returns made by such company, as provided for in section 1 of this act, be apparent, it shall be the duty of the superintendent of insurance to investigate said returns and collect the amount which he shall find to be due.
Sec. 4. Every Are insurance company who shall neglect to keep such books of account as aforesaid, or shall fail or neglect to report or pay over any of the money due on premiums received as aforesaid, at the time and in the manner specified in the preceding section of this act, or shall be found upon examination to have made a false return of business done by them, shall for each offence forfeit three hundred dollars for the use and benefit of such fire department of such city, to be recovered in a civil action in the name of the city.
Sec. 5. In any case of making a default in payment or in case of failure to pay and satisfy any forfeiture adjudged to be doe by the provisions of this act, the superintendent of insurance shall forwith revoke any certificate of authority previously issued under which default shall have occurred; but such revokation shall not release any forfeiture previously incurred, and thereafter it shall be unlawful for any snch company to do any farther business until reinstated by the superintendent of insurance.
gee. 6. The superintendent of insurance shall pay over all of the moneys so collected from the insurance companies, association or corporation doing business within the cities having or that may hereafter have a regularly organized fire departmeot, as aforesaid in section 1 of this act,to the treasurer of the firemen’s relief association of such city, said association to be composed of the members of the fire departments of such city and to be incorporated under the laws of this state: Provided, That all moneys so collected from the insurance companies, corporations or associations doing business within the cities having or that may hereafter have a full-paid fire department with all of its members permanently employed as firemen and on duty at all times as such, and otherwise in accordance with the provisions of section 1 of this act, shall be paid by the superintendent of insurance to the treasurer of such city; and all of the moneys so received shall be set apart and used by such cities solely and entirely for the objects and purposes of this act; and be paid to and distributed by the firemen’s relief association of said cities under such provisions as shall be made by the mayor and couucil thereof.
Sec. 7. All moneys collected and received under the provisions of this act shall be held in trust and used as a fund for the relief of any member of the fire department of such city when injured: or physically disabled in or by reason of the discharge of his duties as such, and for the relief of or the payment of gratuities to the widow or those dependent upon any member of such fire department who may be killed in the discharge of his duties as fireman or who may die from the effects of injuries so received or from disease contracted by reason of his duties as such,and for the payment of the necessary funeral expenses of any member of such fire department when killed in the discharge of his duties as a fireman, or in case of death resulting from the effects of injuries so received or disease contracted by reasons of bis duties as such; or for the purchase of accident insurance upon the members of such fire department.