Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 14
ESTATES OF DECEDENTS
CHAPTER 5
UNCLAIMED PROPERTY LAW
14-506.  Bank deposits and funds in financial organizations. (1) Any demand, savings, or matured time deposit with a banking or financial organization, including a deposit that is automatically renewable, and any funds paid toward the purchase of a share, a mutual investment certificate, or any other interest in a banking or financial organization is presumed abandoned unless the owner, within five (5) years, has:
(a)  In the case of a deposit, increased or decreased its amount or presented the passbook or other similar evidence of the deposit for the crediting of interest;
(b)  Communicated in writing with the banking or financial organization concerning the property;
(c)  Otherwise established that the owner is currently aware of his interest in the property as evidenced by a memorandum or other record on file prepared by an employee of the banking or financial organization describing the activity of the owner which establishes that the owner is currently aware of his interest in the property stating the date of such activity and the address of the owner as of that date;
(d)  Owned other property to which paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of this subsection applies and if the banking or financial organization communicates in writing with the owner with regard to the property that would otherwise be presumed abandoned under this subsection at the address to which communications regarding the other property regularly are sent; or
(e)  Had another relationship with the banking or financial organization concerning which the owner has:
1.  Communicated in writing with the banking or financial organization; or
2.  Otherwise established that the owner is currently aware of his interest as evidenced by a memorandum or other record on file prepared by an employee of the banking or financial organization describing the activity of the owner which establishes that the owner is currently aware of his interest, stating the date of such activity and the address of the owner as of that date.
(2)  For purposes of subsection (1) of this section, property includes interest and dividends.
(3)  A holder may not impose with respect to property described in subsection (1) of this section any charge due to dormancy or inactivity or cease payment of interest unless:
(a)  There is an enforceable written contract between the holder and the owner of the property pursuant to which the holder may impose a charge or cease payment of interest;
(b)  For property in excess of two dollars ($2.00), the holder, no more than three (3) months before the initial imposition of those charges or cessation of interest, has given written notice to the owner of the amount of those charges at the last known address of the owner stating that those charges will be imposed or that interest will cease, but the notice provided in this section need not be given with respect to charges imposed or interest ceased before the effective date of this chapter; and
(c)  The holder regularly imposes such charges or ceases payment of interest and does not regularly reverse or otherwise cancel them or retroactively credit interest with respect to the property.
(4)  Any property described in subsection (1) of this section that is automatically renewable is matured for purposes of subsection (1) of this section upon the expiration of its initial time period, but in the case of any renewal to which the owner consents at or about the time of renewal by communicating in writing with the banking or financial organization, the property is matured upon the expiration of the last time period for which consent was given. If, at the time provided for delivery in section 14-519, Idaho Code, a penalty or forfeiture in the payment of interest would result from the delivery of the property, the time for delivery is extended until the time when no penalty or forfeiture would result.

History:
[14-506, added 1983, ch. 209, sec. 2, p. 567; am. 2002, ch. 152, sec. 2, p. 444.]


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