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The DC Code: § 31-701 Definitions.

Index31 Insurance and Securities. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

1
"Affiliate" means a person that directly, or indirectly through 1 or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, the person specified.
1A
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Insurance and Securities.
2
"Control", including the terms "controlling", "controlled by", and "under common control with", means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract other than a commercial contract for goods or nonmanagement services, or otherwise, unless the power is the result of an official position with or corporate office held by the person. Control shall be presumed to exist if any person, directly or indirectly, owns, controls, holds with the power to vote, or holds proxies representing 10% or more of the voting securities of any other person. This presumption may be rebutted by a showing made in the manner provided by § 31-705(k) that control does not exist in fact. The Mayor may determine, after furnishing all persons in interest notice and opportunity to be heard and making specific findings of fact to support such a determination, that control exists in fact, notwithstanding the absence of a presumption to that effect.
3
"District" means the District of Columbia.
3A
"Hospital service plan" means a plan for providing hospital and related services by hospitals and others which entitles a subscriber to certain hospital and related services, or to benefits and indemnification for such services.
4
"Insurance holding company system" means an arrangement which consists of 2 or more affiliated persons, one or more of whom is an insurer.
5
"Insurer" includes any company defined by §§ 31-2501.03 and 31-4202, authorized to do the business of insurance in the District, except that it shall not include agencies, authorities, or instrumentalities of the United States, its possessions and territories, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District, or a state or political subdivision of a state.
5A
"Medical service plan" means a plan for providing medical services and related services by physicians and others which entitles a subscriber to certain medical and related services, or to benefits and indemnification for such services.
5B
"Party" means the Mayor and any person or District government agency named or admitted as a party, or properly seeking and entitled as of right to be admitted as a party, in any proceeding before the Mayor or an agency, but nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the Mayor or an agency from admitting the Mayor or any person or agency as a party for limited purposes.
6
"Person" means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a joint stock company, a trust, an unincorporated organization, any similar entity, or any combination of the foregoing acting in concert, but shall not include any joint venture partnership exclusively engaged in owning, managing, leasing, or developing real or tangible personal property.
7
"Securityholder" means an individual who owns any security of a specified person, including common stock, preferred stock debt obligations, and any other security convertible into or evidencing the right to acquire any of the foregoing.
8
"Subsidiary" means an affiliate controlled by a specified person directly or indirectly through 1 or more intermediaries.
9
Repealed.
10
"Voting security" means any security convertible into or evidencing a right to acquire a voting security.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 35-3701. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-56 added pars. (3A), (4A), and (5A). D.C. Law 15-354, in subsec. (a), validated a previously made technical correction. Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation Merger Review Temporary Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Law 14-217, March 25, 2003, law notification 50 DCR 2730). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation Merger Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-457, July 23, 2002, 48 DCR 8132). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation Merger Review Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-513, October 23, 2002, 49 DCR 10475). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation Merger Review Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-8, January 27, 2003, 50 DCR 1473). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation Merger Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-205, October 24, 2003, 50 DCR 9845). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation Merger Review Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-257, November 25, 2003, 50 DCR 11006). Legislative History of Laws Law 10-44, the "Holding Company System Act of 1993," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-132, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 29, 1993, and July 13, 1993, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 5, 1993, it was assigned Act No. 10-79 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 10-44 became effective on October 21, 1993. Law 11-268, the "Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation Establishment Act of 1996," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 11- 415, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 7, 1996, and December 3, 1996, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 30, 1996, it was assigned Act No. 11-524 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 11-268 became effective May 21, 1997. Law 15-56, the "Department of Insurance and Securities Merger Review Amendment Act of 2003", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 15-18, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on July 8, 2003, and September 16, 2003, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on October 6, 2003, it was assigned Act No. 15-175 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 15- 56 became effective on December 9, 2003. For Law 15-354, see notes following § 31-101. Editor's Notes Because of the codification of D.C. Law 11-159 as subchapter II of Chapter 37 of Title 35 [subchapter II of Chapter 7 of Title 31, 2001 Ed.], and the designation of the preexisting text as subchapter I, "subchapter" has been substituted for "chapter" in the introductory language. Delegation of Authority Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 10-44, the Holding Company System Act of 1993, see Mayor's Order 94-54, March 7, 1994 (41 DCR 1433). Miscellaneous Notes Mayor authorized to issue rules: Section 10 of D.C. Law 10-44 provided that the Mayor shall, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 15 of Title 1 [subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, 2001 Ed.], issue rules to implement the provisions of this chapter (now subchapter). DC CODE § 31-701 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 21, 1993, D.C. Law 10-44, § 2, 40 DCR 6027; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(gg)(1), 44 DCR 1730; Dec. 9, 2003, D.C. Law 15-56, § 2(a), 50 DCR 9188; Apr. 13, 2005, D.C. Law 15-354, § 41, 52 DCR 2638.)