Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 26
BANKS AND BANKING
CHAPTER 11
SUPERVISION BY DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
26-1111.  Records not public. (1) The department of finance shall keep proper books and records of all regulatory acts, matters and things done by it under the provisions of chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 21, 26, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37, title 26, Idaho Code, as records of its office, but the same shall be subject to disclosure according to chapter 1, title 74, Idaho Code, except as otherwise provided in this section and in sections 26-1112 and 67-2743E, Idaho Code.
(2)  All written communications and copies thereof, between the department, the director, department employees and any bank, bank holding company, trust company, savings and loan association and credit union which relate in any manner to the examination or condition of the financial institution, are the property of the department of finance and, if acquired by any person, shall be returned to the department upon written demand.
(3)  (a) The director of the department of finance, any federal bank or other financial institution regulatory or supervisory agency, and any bank, bank holding company, trust company, savings and loan association, or credit union incorporated or chartered under title 26, Idaho Code, or under federal law or the law of any state and doing business in the state of Idaho, shall each have a privilege to refuse to disclose and to prevent any other person from disclosing confidential communications, and the contents of any documents relating to any confidential communications, between the financial institution and the department of finance or federal bank or financial institution regulatory or supervisory agency made during the regulatory relationship.
(b)  A communication is confidential if it is made during the regulatory relationship between the department of finance or the federal bank or other financial institution regulatory or supervisory agency and any such bank, bank holding company, trust company, savings and loan association or credit union, and if the communication is not designed or intended for disclosure to any other parties.
(c)  The privilege may be claimed by the financial institution or by the department of finance or the federal bank or other financial institution regulatory or supervisory agency, or by the lawyer for either. The privilege may be waived only in accordance with this section and sections 26-1112 and 67-2743E, Idaho Code.
(d)  The director of the department of finance or the appropriate officer or employee of the federal bank or other financial institution regulatory or supervisory agency may disclose confidential communications between the department or agency and financial institutions to the court, in camera, in a civil action. Such disclosure shall also be a privileged communication and the privilege may be claimed by the director, officer or employee or his lawyer.
(e)  No sanction may be imposed upon any financial institution as a result of the claim of a privilege by the financial institution or the director of the department of finance or the officer or employee of the federal supervisory agency under this section.

History:
[26-1111, added 1979, ch. 41, sec. 2, p. 117; am. 1990, ch. 213, sec. 21, p. 502; am. 1993, ch. 187, sec. 1, p. 477; am. 2000, ch. 288, sec. 2, p. 972; am. 2005, ch. 265, sec. 16, p. 824; am. 2015, ch. 141, sec. 42, p. 413.]


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