BANKS AND BANKING
ORGANIZATION AND CORPORATION POWERS OF BANKS
26-205. Incorporation — Capital structure required. (1) Every banking corporation hereafter organized must have common stock, surplus and undivided profits paid up in unhypothecated cash of not less than the following amounts:
(a) In cities, and communities the population of which does not exceed six thousand (6,000), a minimum of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) in par value of common stock, fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) in surplus, and twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) in undivided profits.
(b) In cities, or communities the population of which exceeds six thousand (6,000), but does not exceed fifty thousand (50,000), a minimum of three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000) in par value common stock, seventy thousand dollars ($70,000) in surplus, and thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) in undivided profits.
(c) In cities, or communities the population of which exceeds fifty thousand (50,000), a minimum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) in par value of common stock, two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) in surplus, and one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) in undivided profits.
(d) The par value of common stock, surplus and undivided profit amounts set out herein are minimum amounts only, and the director may in his discretion require larger amounts of par value of common stock, surplus and undivided profits.
(2) No original subscription to the stock of any bank hereafter organized under the laws of this state shall be valid or operative unless the subscriber also subscribes and actually pays in, in cash, at the time he pays such subscription an additional amount equal to twenty percent (20%) of his subscription, for the purpose of constituting surplus funds for such bank and an additional amount equal to ten percent (10%) of his subscription for the purpose of constituting undivided profits for such bank to be used, so far as necessary, in paying the costs of organization and for the general expenses of the bank. No bank shall issue any share of stock until the full par value thereof, plus twenty percent (20%) surplus and ten percent (10%) undivided profits, has been actually paid in, in cash, as above provided.
(3) The entire par value of the common stock, plus surplus and undivided profits of every banking corporation hereafter formed shall be paid in, in cash, and deposited in a bank in the state of Idaho before a corporation may be authorized to commence banking business. A subscription for which a subscriber gives the banking corporation his or her note in payment or part payment of the par value of common stock, plus surplus or undivided profits is void. Stock issued pursuant to this section may not be used as security for a loan to purchase stock.
(4) For the purpose of this section, the population shown and determined by the last preceding federal census, or any subsequent census compiled and certified under any law of this state, shall be deemed to be the population of any city in which any such bank is to be organized. If the principal place of business of any bank so organized is located outside of the corporate limits of any city or village, then the population within a radius of five (5) miles of its principal place of business, which is not included within the boundaries of any municipal corporation, as such population is shown and determined by such federal or subsequent official census, shall be the basis for classification under the provisions of this section.
(5) A bank may not issue preferred stock to meet the capitalization requirements of this section.
[26-205, added 1979, ch. 41, sec. 2, p. 69.]