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DIVISION 2. SAVINGS ASSOCIATION LAW [5000 - 10009]

  ( Division 2 repealed and added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 3. Corporate Administration [6000 - 6477]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 4. Directors [6150 - 6157]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2. )

6150.
  

(a) The business of each association shall be directed by a board of directors elected by ballot by a plurality of the votes of the members or stockholders present or voting by proxy.

(b) Each director and officer of an association has a legal responsibility and fiduciary duty to administer the affairs of and provide sound management to the association.

(c) In the case of an association which converts from a mutual association to a stock association, for a period of up to five years from the date of conversion, cumulative voting shall not be required in the election of directors unless otherwise provided in the association’s articles of incorporation.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1158, Sec. 2. Effective September 26, 1986.)

6151.
  

No person shall be eligible for election or shall serve as a director or officer of an association who has been convicted of a criminal offense involving dishonesty or a breach of trust.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2.)

6152.
  

(a) A director shall automatically cease to be a director upon becoming the subject of an order for relief in bankruptcy or upon conviction of a criminal offense involving dishonesty or a breach of trust.

(b) In the case of an association which converts from a mutual association to a stock association, for a period of up to five years from the date of the conversion, a director may not otherwise be removed except for cause on the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes of members or stockholders eligible to be cast at a legal meeting.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 500, Sec. 36. Effective January 1, 2010.)

6153.
  

Directors shall be elected for periods of three years and until their successors are elected and qualified, but provision shall be made for the election of approximately one-third of the board of directors each year.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2.)

6154.
  

If the members or stockholders fail to elect a director to fill each vacancy created by an increase in the number of directors, the current directors may fill the vacancy by electing a director to serve until the next annual meeting of the members or stockholders at which time a director shall be elected to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term for the class of directors in which the vacancy exists.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2.)

6155.
  

Whenever the number of directors is changed and vacancies caused by the change are filled, the directors so elected shall be elected to terms in accordance with the provisions of Section 6153.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2.)

6156.
  

(a) Any vacancy among directors, not filled by the members or stockholders, may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining directors, though less than a quorum, by electing a director to serve until the next annual meeting of the members or stockholders, at which time a director shall be elected to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term for the class of director in which the vacancy exists.

(b) In the event of a vacancy on the board of directors from any cause, the remaining directors shall have full power and authority to continue direction of the association until the vacancy is filled.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2.)

6157.
  

Every savings association subject to the new director or senior executive officer notice requirements of Section 32 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. Sec. 1831i) based upon recent chartering or change of control or failure to maintain the minimum required capital or otherwise troubled condition shall provide the commissioner, at the same time the notice is submitted to the appropriate federal agency, with a copy of the notification submitted in compliance with that requirement.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1118, Sec. 29.)

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