Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/1116

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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 792-OCT. 9, 1940 has been paid in accordance with paragraphs (a) or (c) hereof, there may be added names of persons who are employed in or who actively function through the District office of the policy-writing agent, salaried company employee, or firm, partnership, or corporation, and who have company authority to sign but not to solicit policies. For such persons there shall be charged a fee of $1 per year for each company whose policies such person is authorized to sign. (h) Broker's licenses may be issued in the names of individuals, firms, partnerships, or corporations. In the case of firms, partner- ships, or corporations, the authority to solicit shall extend only to the individuals who are designated in the license and in the application therefor as having authority to solicit, and there shall be charged for each such individual in excess of two an additional fee of $5. (i) Licenses to procure lines in unauthorized companies shall be issued in the names of individuals only. SEC. 42. TESTIMONY; PRODUCTION OF Boois. -No person shall be excused from testifying or from producing books, accounts, and papers in any proceeding based upon or growing out of any violation of the provisions of this Act, on the ground or for the reason that the testimony or evidence, documentary or otherwise, required of him may tend to incriminate him or subject him to penalty or forfeiture; but no person having so testified shall be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any transaction, matter, or thing concerning which he may have testified or produced any documentary evidence: Provided, That no person so testifying shall be exempted from prosecution or punishment for perjury: Provided further, That the immunity hereby conferred shall extend only to a natural person who, in obedience to a subpena, gives testimony under oath or produces evidence, documentary or otherwise, under oath. SEC. 43. PENALTIES NOT OTHERWISE PRESCRIBED.- Any person who violates any of the provisions of this Act, or fails to comply with any duty imposed upon such person by any of the provisions of this Act, for which violation or failure no penalty is elsewhere provided by this Act, or by the laws of the District, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined for each offense not exceeding $1,000 or be imprisoned for not more than twelve months, or both. Prosecutions authorized by this section shall be upon information filed in the police court by the corporation counsel or any of his assistants. SEC. 44. APPEAL FROM SUPERINTENDENT TO COMMIssIoNERs. -Any person aggrieved by any action of the Superintendent may, within twenty days after such action was taken, appeal in writing from such action to the Commissioners. The hearings on said appeal may be either orally or in writing at the discretion of the Commissioners, and they shall not be required to take evidence on such appeal. The deci- sion of the Commissioners on any question of fact on such appeal shall be final and conclusive, except the appeal provided for herein shall not affect the right to proceed under the provisions of section 45. SEC. 45. CouTr PRocEEDINGs. -Any person affected by an order, rul- ing, proceeding, or action of the Superintendent, or any person acting in his behalf and at his instance, may contest the validity of the same in any court of competent jurisdiction by appeal or through any other appropriate proceedings. In said proceedings and appeals said Super- intendent shall not be taxed with any costs, nor shall he be required to give any supersedeas bond or security for costs or damages on any appeal whatsoever. Said Superintendent shall not be liable to suit or action or for any judgment or decree for any damages, loss, or injury claimed by any person on any appeal taken by said Superintendent in any case, nor shall said Superintendent be required in any case to make any deposit for costs or pay for any service to the clerks of any court or to any marshal of the United States. [54 STAT.