BANKS AND BANKING
IDAHO CREDIT UNION ACT
26-2145. Authority to exercise federal powers. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, but subject to the limitations provided for in this section, a credit union may engage in any activity in which it could engage, exercise any power it could exercise, or make any loan or investment which it could make if it were operating as a federal credit union, or a credit union chartered by another state.
(b) Before engaging in any activity or exercising any power afforded under this section, a credit union shall first notify the director of its intent to do so. This notice shall be sent to the director by U.S. mail, postage prepaid, certified or registered, with return receipt requested. Should the director take no action on the request within twenty (20) days of delivery to the director, the right to engage in the action or power so requested shall be deemed granted.
(c) Should the director deny the request, the affected credit union shall have the right to request a hearing before the director, which hearing shall be held within thirty (30) days of the date of the denial.
(d) The director shall have the discretion to deny any request which is inconsistent with the purposes of this chapter.
(e) No such approval shall operate to deny the director of any of his authority under this chapter and such permitted activity shall be subject to regulation by the director.
[26-2145, added 1984, ch. 95, sec. 2, p. 221; am. 1997, ch. 111, sec. 3, p. 270.]