• (a) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 45-1-126

      • Bank: means any person, as hereinafter defined, doing a banking business subject to the laws of this or any other jurisdiction and, for the purposes of supervision, examination and liquidation, includes industrial investment companies and industrial banks authorized by chapter 5 of this title. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
      • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
      • Deposit: means a deposit of money, bonds or other things of value, creating a debtor-creditor relationship. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
      • Depository institution: means any company included for any purpose within any of the definitions of insured depository institution, as set forth in 12 U. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
      • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
      • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
      • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
      • Person: means an individual, corporation, firm, trust, estate, partnership, joint venture, or association. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
      • Savings and loan association: includes a building and loan association, a federal or state savings and loan association, a federal savings bank, and any other financial institution, the accounts of which are insured by the federal savings and loan insurance corporation (FSLIC) or any successor of such corporation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.

      (1) “Compliance review committee” means:

      • (A)

        • (i) An audit, loan review or compliance committee appointed by the board of directors of a depository institution; or

        • (ii) Any other person to the extent the person acts in an investigatory capacity at the direction of a compliance review committee; and

      • (B) Whose functions are to evaluate and seek to improve:

        • (i) Loan underwriting standards;

        • (ii) Asset quality;

        • (iii) Financial reporting to federal or state regulatory agencies; or

        • (iv) Compliance with federal or state statutory or regulatory requirements;

    • (2) “Compliance review documents” means documents prepared for or created by a compliance review committee;

    • (3) “Depository institution” means a state bank, national bank, state or federal savings and loan association, or a state or federal savings bank located in this state that is authorized to maintain deposit or share accounts;

    • (4) “Loan review committee” means a person or group of persons who, on behalf of a depository institution, reviews loans held by the institution for the purpose of assessing the credit quality of the loans, compliance with the institution’s loan policies, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and

    • (5) “Person” means an individual, group of individuals, board, committee, partnership, firm, association, corporation or other entity.

  • (b) Except as provided in subsection (c):

    • (1) Compliance review documents are confidential and are not discoverable or admissible in evidence in any civil action arising out of matters evaluated by the compliance review committee; and

    • (2) Compliance review documents delivered to a federal or state governmental agency remain confidential and are not discoverable or admissible in evidence in any civil action arising out of matters evaluated by the compliance review committee.

  • (c) Subsection (b) does not apply to any information required by statute or regulation to be maintained by or provided to a governmental agency while the information is in the possession of the governmental agency to the extent applicable law expressly authorizes its disclosure.