48.201.040  <<  48.201.050 >>   48.201.060

Commissioner's enforcement authority.

(1) The commissioner is authorized to make use of any of the powers established under Title 48 RCW to enforce the laws of this state. This includes, but is not limited to, the commissioner's administrative authority to investigate, issue subpoenas, conduct depositions and hearings, issue orders, impose penalties, and seek injunctive relief. With regard to any investigation, administrative proceedings, or litigation, the commissioner can rely on the procedural law and regulations of the state. An eligible captive insurer that violates any provision of this chapter after its effective date will be subject to the fines and penalties applicable to authorized insurers generally, including revocation of its registration, suspension of registration, and refusal to renew registration.
(2) An eligible captive insurer that fails to register under chapter 281, Laws of 2021 is acting as an unlawful, unauthorized insurer and is subject to the fines and penalties applicable to unlawful, unauthorized insurers generally.


Effective date2021 c 281: See note following RCW 48.201.010.
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