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  380.021.  Authority to do business on not-for-profit basis — property of members, authority to insure — limitation of area — reserve fund, and reinsurance requirements. — 1.  All Missouri mutual insurance companies operating under the provisions of sections 380.011 to 380.151 shall be authorized to do the business of insurance on an assessable, mutual and not-for-profit basis.  All such companies shall have authority to insure the property of their members from loss or damage caused by fire; lightning; tornado; windstorm; cyclone; hail; explosion; riot; riot attending a strike; civil commotion; aircraft; vehicles; smoke; physical damage to livestock; overturn or collision of farm machinery; theft; burglary; vandalism; malicious mischief; removal; breakage of glass; falling objects; weight of ice, snow or sleet; collapse of buildings; freezing, accidental discharge, leakage or overflow of water or steam; other damage caused by steam; and sudden and accidental injury from electrical currents.  Nothing contained in these sections shall be construed as to allow any Missouri mutual insurance company to insure its members against loss to their motor vehicles, as defined in section 301.010, from any peril whatsoever or liability occasioned by the use of such motor vehicles, or to insure property pursuant to or in connection with a specific loan or other credit transaction.

  2.  All Missouri mutual insurance companies shall do business only in the county or counties in which they are organized or in adjoining counties.  Any Missouri mutual insurance company may write insurance against loss or damage to the crops of their members from the perils enumerated in subsection 1 of this section in any and all counties of this state so long as the company maintains a reserve fund of at least three hundred thousand dollars and reinsurance sufficient to protect the financial stability of the company.  The director of the department of commerce and insurance may require additional reinsurance if he deems it necessary to protect the policyholders of the company.

  3.  The corporation shall have all the powers, rights, privileges, duties and obligations of a corporation organized under chapter 355 except insofar as such provisions are inconsistent with the provisions of sections 380.011 to 380.151. Nothing herein shall be construed as prohibiting any Missouri mutual insurance company from distributing underwriting or investment gain to its members or from accumulating a reasonable reserve fund for the payment of losses and other expenses.

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(L. 1984 H.B. 1498)

Effective 1-01-85


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