(a) Insurance carriers may issue to the applicant motor vehicle liability insurance coverage of vehicles used for transportation of passengers for hire, including buses and taxis. However, if the carriers determine not to issue insurance to any applicant, the applicant and application shall be referred to the insurance commissioner for assignment under the assigned-risk arrangement. The carriers are jointly and severally responsible to make the referrals.
(b) The insurance commissioner shall assign the risk of coverage to one of the insurance carriers authorized to engage in the business of motor vehicle liability insurance in American Samoa. Assignment shall be on a rotational basis in alphabetical order among the carriers.History: Rule 4-79,eff 26 Jul 79, § 4.