Current as of: 2009
A.(1) The management of a credit union organized under this Chapter shall be by a board of directors, a supervisory committee, and, when the bylaws so provide, a credit committee.
(2) At the first meeting after the annual meeting of the members, the directors shall elect from their number the board officers specified in the bylaws. Only one board officer shall be compensated as an officer of the board; and the bylaws shall specify such positions, as well as the specific duty of each of the board officers. The board shall elect from their number a financial officer who shall give bond with good and sufficient surety in an amount and character to be determined by the board of directors in compliance with the conditions of this Section.
(3) If authorized in the bylaws approved by the commissioner, meetings of the board of directors may be conducted by means of telephone conference or other similar means of communication.
B. Unless the charter specifically reserves any or all of the duties of the members, it shall be the special duty of the directors to do the following:
(1) To act upon all applications for membership and on the expulsion of members; to appoint a membership officer from among members of the credit union, other than the treasurer, assistant treasurer or loan officer, who may be authorized by the directors to approve applications for membership upon such conditions as the directors may prescribe, except that such membership officer so authorized shall submit at each monthly meeting of the directors a list of approved or pending applications for membership received since the previous monthly meeting, together with such other related information as the bylaws or the directors may require;
(2) To determine from time to time, rates of interest which shall be charged on loans; subject, however, to the maximum rate hereinafter provided;
(3) To purchase a blanket fidelity bond covering the directors, officers, employees, members of official committees, and other agents with protection against loss caused by fraud and dishonesty for persons specified in the bylaws.
(4) To establish par value of shares and to fix the maximum number of shares which may be held by any one member.
(5) To establish lending policies to fix the amount which may be loaned to any one member as provided elsewhere in this Chapter.
(6) To declare dividends as hereinafter provided, to authorize interest refunds, and to recommend amendments to the charter as hereinafter provided.
(7) To fill vacancies on the board of directors until the election and qualification of successors; and, if the bylaws provide for an elected credit committee, fill vacancies on the credit committee until the election and qualification of successors.
(8) To have charge of investments other than loans to members, except that the board may designate a committee of not less than two directors to act as an investment committee, such committee to have charge of investments under rules and procedures established by the board of directors.
(9) To provide a copy of the reports of examination of the office of financial institutions to government agencies deemed advisable and necessary by the board to conduct the affairs of the credit union.
(10) To perform such other duties as the members may from time to time authorize.
(11) To appoint an executive committee of not less than three directors to exercise such authority as may be delegated to it, subject to such conditions and limitations as are prescribed by the board.
C. No member of the board of directors or of the credit or supervisory committees shall receive any compensation for his services as a member of the board or of the committee. However, directors and committee members may receive expense reimbursement for loss of pay while away from work on credit union business, or per diem when provided for in the bylaws. The commissioner may approve such bylaw provision when the credit union's legal reserves are in excess of six percent of risk assets. The payment by the credit union of premiums for liability, travel, accident, hospitalization, or life insurance coverage on the director or committee member shall not be considered as compensation under this Section.
Amended by Acts 1954, No. 530, §1; Acts 1966, No. 467, §2; Acts 1970, No. 401, §4; Acts 1972, No. 160, §1; Acts 1975, No. 653, §§1, 2; Acts 1979, No. 487, §1; Acts 1981, No. 166, §1; Acts 1983, No. 351, §1; Acts 1984, No. 581, §1; Acts 1989, No. 495, §2; Acts 2001, No. 887, §1, eff. June 26, 2001.Prev | Next
U.S. Code Provisions: Credit Unions
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