If at the time of the solicitation and issuance of a policy of life or disability insurance, or of a surety bond which by its terms continues until canceled, a person may lawfully receive commissions on it, that person, or in the event of that person’s death, his or her estate or heirs may continue to receive commissions on it during the continuance in force or renewal of the policy or bond without being licensed under the provisions of Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 1621) of Part 2 if all of the following requirements are met:

(a) The recipient does not transact insurance in connection with the policy or bond while not so licensed.

(b) The payment is made pursuant to a contract entered into, before that solicitation and issuance, between the insurer paying or allowing the commission and that person.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1099, Sec. 1. Effective September 30, 1989.)