15 U.S. Code § 3903 - Purchasing groups
A State may require that a person acting, or offering to act, as an agent or broker for a purchasing group obtain a license from that State, except that a State may not impose any qualification or requirement which discriminates against a nonresident agent or broker.
A purchasing group may not purchase insurance from a risk retention group that is not chartered in a State or from an insurer not admitted in the State in which the purchasing group is located, unless the purchase is effected through a licensed agent or broker acting pursuant to the surplus lines laws and regulations of such State.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to affect the authority of any State to make use of any of its powers to enforce the laws of such State with respect to which a purchasing group is not exempt under this chapter.
Nothing in this chapter shall affect the authority of any State to bring an action in any Federal or State court.
 See Codification note below.
October 27, 1986, referred to in subsec. (e)(1)(B), was in the original “the date of the enactment of this Act” which was translated as meaning the date of the enactment of Pub. L. 99–563, which enacted subsec. (e), to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 99–563, § 12(d)(1), substituted “liability insurance” for “product liability or completed operations liability insurance, and comprehensive general liability insurance which includes either of these coverages,”.
Subsec. (b)(2)(A). Pub. L. 99–563, § 12(d)(2), struck out “product liability or completed operations insurance, and comprehensive general” before “liability coverage”.
Subsecs. (d) to (h). Pub. L. 99–563, §§ 6, 8(b)(2), added subsecs. (d) to (h).
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