§27-10.1-1.1  Emergency Licenses. –

Published: 2015

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CHAPTER 27-10.1

Motor Vehicle Damage Appraisers

SECTION 27-10.1-1.1

   § 27-10.1-1.1  Emergency licenses. –

(a) Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this chapter, the commissioner may

permit an experienced motor vehicle appraiser to act as a motor vehicle

physical damage appraiser in this state without a Rhode Island license if:

   (1) The appraiser is either a licensed appraiser in another

state which requires a license or regularly appraises motor vehicle damage in

another state where such licensing is not required and works for an insurance

company authorized to do business in Rhode Island; and

   (2) He or she is engaged in emergency insurance appraisal

work during the period of emergency only, as determined by the commissioner.

   (b) The experienced appraiser may work in this state either

for an employer who is an appraiser licensed by this state, or for a regular

employer of one or more appraisers licensed by this state, or for an insurance

company authorized to do business in this state; provided, that the employer or

insurer shall furnish to the commissioner a notice, in writing or

electronically, promptly after the beginning of any emergency insurance

appraisal work. The appraiser may appraise claims within or outside the state.

Emergency licenses permitted under this section shall not exceed one hundred

twenty (120) days, unless extended by the commissioner.

   (c) As used in this section, "emergency insurance appraisal

work" means and includes, but is not limited to, appraisal of motor vehicle

damage during the term of an emergency license following an event or

catastrophe, as determined by the commissioner, based on consumer need or

demand, or a state of disaster declared by the governor of the state of Rhode

Island or by the president of the United States under applicable federal law.

History of Section.

(P.L. 2012, ch. 298, § 3; P.L. 2012, ch. 329, § 3.)

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