The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 001 : FORMATION(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 3313)
§ 3313. Proxies
(a) The Commissioner may prescribe by rules and regulations, the form, content and manner of solicitation of any proxy, consent, or authorization in respect of any voting security issued by a domestic insurer as necessary or appropriate in the public interest, or for protection of investors in the securities, or to insure the fair dealing in the securities.
(b) The term "voting security" as used in this section shall mean any instrument issued by a domestic stock insurance company which, in law or by contract, gives the holder the right to vote, consent, or authorize any corporate action of the insurer.
(c) This section shall not apply to voting securities of a domestic insurer if the securities are registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
(d) Any person, domestic insurer, or director, officer, or employee of the insurer, shall not solicit or permit the use of his or her name to solicit, by mail or otherwise, any person to give a proxy, consent, or authorization in respect of a voting security issued by the insurer in contravention of any rule or regulation made under this section.
(e) Failure to comply with any rule or regulation made under this section shall be unlawful and any proxy or consent obtained in violation of this section or in contravention of any rule or regulation made thereunder shall be void. Any domestic insurer or any person who is legally entitled to vote, consent, or authorize by virtue of being the holder of record of such a security, or the Commissioner, if the other parties fail to act within 15 days after the date on which the vote was cast or counted, may enforce compliance with any rule or regulation made under this section, by appropriate civil action, except that no suit shall be brought more than 30 days after the date on which the vote, consent, or authorization was to have been effected. (Added 1967, No. 344 (Adj. Sess.), § 1 (ch. 1, subch. 1, § 13).)