BANKS AND BANKING
IDAHO CREDIT UNION ACT
26-2153. Share and deposit insurance. (1) Not later than January 1, 1986, a state chartered credit union shall apply for and obtain insurance on shares and deposits as provided by the national credit union administration under title II of the federal credit union act (12 U.S.C. section 1781 et seq.), or alternatively, a form of comparable insurance approved by the director. This requirement does not apply to a credit union with debt and equity capital consisting primarily of funds from other credit unions.
(2) A credit union which has been denied a commitment for such insurance shall within thirty (30) days after the denial, commence steps to either liquidate, or merge with an insured credit union, or apply in writing to the director for additional time to obtain an insurance commitment.
The director shall grant one or more extensions of time to obtain the insurance upon satisfactory evidence that the credit union has made or is making a substantial effort to achieve the conditions precedent to issuance of the insurance.
(3) No credit union shall be granted a charter by the director unless such credit union has obtained insurance of its member share and deposit accounts.
(4) (a) Notwithstanding the above, a credit union whose members, after being fully informed on the subject, vote, by a simple majority of those members present at a meeting called for such purpose, to not obtain share insurance, shall not be required to obtain such insurance as condition precedent to doing business in this state.
(b) In those credit unions in which the membership has voted to reject the need for share insurance, the rejection shall be placed before the membership for reconsideration at least biannually thereafter.
(c) Should the membership of a credit union, in which the need for share insurance has been rejected, determine, as provided above, that the need for share insurance does exist, the credit union shall, within thirty (30) days following the date of the meeting held for the purpose of voting on the subject, make application for and obtain insurance as provided above.
(d) Those credit unions whose members have voted to remain uninsured shall disclose to their members, on a regular and periodic basis, that their shares and deposits in that credit union are not protected by share insurance and the procedures required by this section.
(5) The director may make available reports of condition and examination findings to the national credit union administration or to any qualified insuring organization and may accept any report of examination made on behalf of such agency or organizations. The director may appoint an official of the national credit union administration or of any qualified insuring organization as a liquidating agent of an insured credit union.
[26-2153, added 1984, ch. 59, sec. 1, p. 107.]