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Financial Code - FIN

DIVISION 5. CREDIT UNIONS [14000 - 16906]

  ( Division 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112. )

CHAPTER 4. Management and Operations [14400 - 14768]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112. )

ARTICLE 5. Credit Committee and Loan Officers [14600 - 14605]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112. )

14600.
  

Every credit union shall have a credit committee of at least three persons, each of whom shall be a member of the credit union, or in the alternative, a credit manager, to have general supervision of all obligations of members. The bylaws of the credit union shall provide that either: (1) the members of the credit committee shall be elected by the members of the credit union at their annual meeting, or (2) they shall be appointed by the board of directors, or (3) that the board of directors may establish the position of credit manager in lieu of a credit committee. The bylaws of the credit union shall provide for the terms of office of the credit committee, where the credit committee has been provided for in the bylaws, which shall not exceed three years, and which may be staggered.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 789, Sec. 3.)

14601.
  

No member of the credit committee or the credit manager or any loan officer shall serve as a member of the supervisory committee.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 539, Sec. 24. Effective January 1, 1999.)

14602.
  

(a) (1) No credit union shall create any obligation with a credit union member, without the written approval of a majority of all the members of the credit committee, the credit manager, or a loan officer appointed as provided in this section.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to the creation of an obligation in accordance with a credit scoring program, preapproval credit program, or similar program, if the program was adopted by the board of directors, credit committee, or credit manager and complies with a written lending policy on programs of that type established by the board of directors in accordance with Section 15100.

(b) The credit committee or the credit manager may, with the approval of the board of directors, appoint one or more loan officers who shall be authorized to approve obligations with credit union members.

(c) Neither the credit committee, a credit manager, or any loan officer shall have the power to approve membership applications.

(d) No loan officers shall be permitted to approve any extension agreement of any obligation or the refinancing of any obligation except as prescribed in regulations promulgated by the commissioner.

(e) The credit committee, or in the alternative, the credit manager shall be provided with a record of each obligation approved or not approved by any loan officer, within 30 days of the approval or disapproval.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 539, Sec. 25. Effective January 1, 1999.)

14603.
  

The credit committee, the credit manager, or a loan officer may approve in advance, upon their own motion or upon the application of any member, the extension of credit to any member and loans may be granted to such member within the limit of such extension of credit authorized by the board of directors pursuant to Section 15100. Where an extension of credit has been approved, applications for any extension of credit need not be approved by the credit committee, the credit manager, or loan officer as long as the aggregate amount of such obligations does not exceed the limit of such extension of credit authorized by the board of directors pursuant to Section 15100. The credit committee, the credit manager, or loan officer shall review, from time to time, all extensions of credit approved by them and any extension of credit approved for any member shall expire if such member becomes ineligible for a loan or becomes more than 90 days delinquent in his obligations to the credit union.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 209, Sec. 2.)

14604.
  

A credit union member whose written application to enter into any obligation is denied, may appeal from the denial of the credit committee, the credit manager, or loan officer to the board of directors.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 789, Sec. 5.)

14605.
  

A credit manager shall not disburse or have the authority to authorize any person to disburse the proceeds of any loan. A credit manager shall not authorize or make loans to other credit unions.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 691, Sec. 12.)

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