Utah Department of Administrative Services Office of Administrative Rules

File No. 32975

This notice was published in the October 1, 2009, issue (Vol. 2009, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Insurance, Administration

Rule R590-67

Proxy Solicitations and Consent and Authorization of Stockholders of Domestic Stock Insurers

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 32975
Filed: 09/14/2009 04:50:14 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

This rule receives its authority from Subsection 31A-2-201(3), which authorizes the commissioner to make rules to implement the provisions of Title 31A of the Utah Code, and in this case the implementation of Chapter 5, Domestic Stock and Mutual Insurance Corporations.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

The department has received no written comments regarding this rule in the past five years.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

Many insurance companies in Utah are stock insurance companies. Stockholders in an insurance company have various rights, which may be assigned to another person via a proxy statement. This rule provides guidance as to the form and content of proxy solicitation made to insurance stockholders. Without this rule, there may be instances where individuals unfairly or covertly obtain a proxy to act on behalf of a stockholder without the stockholder's full or complete knowledge of what is happening. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84114-1201

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Jilene Whitby at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at jwhitby@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Jilene Whitby, Information Specialist

Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2009/b20091001.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Jilene Whitby at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at jwhitby@utah.gov.