§33-23-33. Agents.

Commencing on the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, agents for fraternal benefit societies shall be required to be licensed pursuant to chapter thirty-three of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended: Provided, That any person who was acting as or serving in the role of an agent for a fraternal benefit society on or before the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, shall be exempt from the examination requirement of subsection (e), section two, article twelve of this chapter: Provided, however, That any person who is a salaried officer, employee or member of a fraternal benefit society and who as an occasional and incidental duty of such position may solicit a fraternal insurance contract from a member of such fraternal benefit society such person shall be exempt from the continuing education requirements otherwise made subject to insurance agents by this chapter and the examination requirements of subsection (e), section two, article twelve of this chapter if such person receives no commission or other compensation based directly on such solicitation of fraternal insurance contracts and if such person makes no solicitation of insurance of any kind to or from persons who are not members of such fraternal benefit society. For the purpose of this article the solicitation of a fraternal insurance contract by such salaried officer, employee, or member from a new member of such society simultaneously with such new member's joining such society shall be deemed the solicitation of a member.