(a) The commissioner may, in his or her discretion, fix the dates of expiration of respective licenses for individual insurance producers and solicitors in any manner as is considered by him or her to be advisable for an efficient distribution of the work load of his or her office. If the expiration date so fixed would upon first occurrence shorten the period for which license fee has theretofore been paid, no refund of unearned fee shall be made; and if the expiration date so fixed would upon first occurrence lengthen the period for which license fee had theretofore been paid, the commissioner shall charge no additional fee for the lengthened period. If another date is not so fixed by the commissioner, each license shall, unless continued as herein above provided, expire at midnight on the thirty-first day of May next following the date of issuance. The commissioner shall renew annually on the date as provided for in this section the license of the licensee who qualifies and makes application therefor, and has paid the fees set forth in section thirteen, article three of this chapter; and section ten of this article.
(b) All producer licenses of insurance agencies shall expire at midnight on June 30 following the date of issuance. The commissioner shall renew annually the license of all licensees who qualify and make application therefor and have paid the fees set forth in section ten of this article.