I. If the insurance commissioner is of the opinion that an applicant is reliable and entitled to confidence, such applicant shall be granted a license to perform such road or other service in this state until July 1 thereafter, and annually thereafter on July 1, such license may be renewed so long as the commissioner shall regard such licensee as reliable and entitled to confidence. Such application shall give such information as the commissioner may require, including, but not limited to, the most recent financial statement of the applicant prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and certified by a certified public accountant. II. Individuals, firms, associations, or corporations established in this state shall file with the commissioner proof of minimum capital and surplus in an amount equal to or greater than $250,000, or shall file with the commissioner a surety bond or equivalent acceptable to the commissioner in the amount of $250,000.