(a) Except where it is otherwise specially provided, the commissioner shall demand and receive the following fees from all insurers: For annual fee for each license, $200; for receiving and filing annual reports, $100; for valuation of policies of life insurers organized under the laws of this state, one and one-half cents for each $1,000 of insurance; for valuation of policies of life insurers organized under the laws of any other state licensed to transact insurance in this state the rate for each $1,000 of insurance valued as is imposed by the other state upon any similar insurer organized under the laws of this state licensed to transact insurance in the other state; for filing certified copy of articles of incorporation, $50; for filing copy of its charter, $50; for filing statements preliminary to admission, $100; for filing any additional paper required by law or furnishing copies thereof, $1; for every certificate of valuation, copy of report or certificate of condition of company to be filed in any other state, $15; for each licensed agent, $25. The commissioner may by regulation set reasonable charges for printed forms for the annual statements required by law. He may sell at cost publications purchased by, or printed on behalf of the commissioner.
(b) Such fees and charges collected by the commissioner under the provisions of this section or elsewhere in this chapter and designated for use by the commissioner for the operation of the department of insurance or for the purposes of this section, shall be paid into a special revenue account, hereby created in the State Treasury, to be expended and used by the commissioner, upon his requisition and after appropriation by the Legislature, for the operation of the department of insurance. Notwithstanding any provisions in this code to the contrary, the commissioner may expend, in accordance with the provisions of section two-a, article twelve of this chapter, from the special revenue account established pursuant to this section, amounts necessary to establish and maintain a system of continuing education for agents as provided in section two-a, article twelve of this chapter.