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  ( Division 2 repealed and added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2.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 7. Statutory Net Worth; Reserve Accounts [6475 - 6477]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2. )


(a) Each association shall maintain an adequate statutory net worth appropriate for the conduct of its business and the protection of its savings account holders.

(b) The commissioner shall fix a minimum statutory net worth requirement applicable to all associations, which shall not be less than 3 percent of an association’s total assets. In defining total assets, the commissioner may issue regulations to exclude from the total asset figure any asset items deemed appropriate by the commissioner.

(c) If the statutory net worth falls below the level specified by the commissioner, the commissioner may require the association to increase its statutory net worth within the time and in a manner designated by the commissioner, so as to bring the amount to the level determined adequate under this section, and may require the association to do any one or more of the following:

(1) Increase its liquid assets and maintain that increased liquidity at the level specified by the commissioner.

(2) Cease to:

(A) Accept savings accounts of all classes or categories, except in exchange for accounts already outstanding.

(B) Accept savings accounts of any particular class, category, or amount.

(C) Receive additional funds upon savings accounts already outstanding other than installment accounts.

The provisions of paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) shall not prevent an association from crediting to savings accounts the interest earned on the accounts.

(3) Cease all lending, lending in a particular area, or making a particular type or category of loans.

(4) Cease purchase of loans or other investments.

(5) Cease or limit promotional expenditures.

(6) Convene a meeting or meetings of its board of directors with the commissioner in attendance to accomplish the objectives of this section.

(7) Take any other steps that the commissioner deems necessary to safeguard the interests of the association and the public.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 718, Sec. 11.)


Each association shall set up and maintain the reserves required by, and may set up and maintain any additional reserves that are permitted by, this division.

The board of directors may make additional transfers to surplus or other reserve accounts.

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


Any association which, for the purpose of evading provisions of this division or any order of the commissioner, knowingly participates, directly or indirectly, in an exchange with another association of any loan, investment, or other asset held by either association in violation of any provision of this division or any order of the commissioner, shall, upon direction of the commissioner, set up and maintain a reserve in the full amount of the asset acquired and shall not include that reserve in its statutory net worth.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1158, Sec. 3. Effective September 26, 1986.)

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