PETROLEUM CLEAN WATER TRUST FUND ACT
41-4940. Borrowed surplus and subordinated indebtedness. (1) The trust fund may borrow money to defray the expenses of its organization, provide it with surplus funds, or for any purpose of its business, upon a written agreement that such money is required to be repaid only out of the trust fund’s surplus in excess of the amount stipulated in such agreement. The agreement may provide for interest, which interest shall or shall not constitute a liability of the insurer as to its funds other than such excess or surplus, as stipulated in the agreement. No commission or promotion expense shall be paid in connection with any such loan.
(2) Money so borrowed, together with the interest thereon, if so stipulated in the agreement, shall not form a part of the fund’s legal liabilities except as to its surplus in excess of the amount thereof stipulated in the agreement, or be the basis of any setoff, but until repaid, financial statements filed or published by the insurer shall show as a footnote thereto the amount thereof then unpaid together with any interest thereon accrued but unpaid.
(3) Any such loan shall be subject to the approval of the director. The trust fund shall, in advance of the loan, file with the director a statement of the purpose of the loan and a copy of the proposed loan agreement. The loan and agreement shall be deemed approved unless within fifteen (15) days after the date of such filing, the trust fund is notified of the director’s disapproval and the reasons therefor. The director shall disapprove any proposed loan or agreement if he finds the loan is unnecessary or excessive for the purpose intended, or that the terms of the loan agreement are not fair and equitable to the parties, and to other similar lenders, if any, to the trust fund, or that the information so filed by the trust fund is inadequate.
(4) Any such loan to the trust fund or substantial portion thereof shall be repaid by the trust fund when no longer reasonably necessary for the purpose originally intended. No repayment of such a loan shall be made by the fund unless approved in advance by the director.
(5) In the event of liquidation, repayment of the balance of the borrowed funds and any accrued interest then due and owing shall be paid only out of assets remaining after the payment of all obligations and claims of owners or operators of petroleum tanks insured by the trust fund and general creditors.
(6) The provisions of this section shall not apply to loans obtained by the trust fund in ordinary course of business from banks and other financial institutions, nor to loans secured by pledge or mortgage of assets.
[(41-4940) 41-4943, added 1990, ch. 119, sec. 1, p. 288; am. 1991, ch. 59, sec. 28, p. 136; am. & redesig. 2003, ch. 96, sec. 44, p. 307.]